TOP driver Peter Rodger of the Institute of Advanced Motorists road safety charity offers these tips to avoid summer drink driving:
• If you’ve had a couple at a summer celebration, don’t try to calculate whether or not you are over the limit. Make it none for the road.
• Remember that home measures are often larger than what you’d get in a pub.
• Many crashes involve pedestrians who have been drinking and drivers who haven’t. When walking home after a drink or two, take care and pay attention to your surroundings. When you’re driving, be aware that pedestrians may be the worse for wear and unpredictable, especially late at night, and be prepared for them to step out without looking for you.
• If you drive to a party and drink when you didn’t expect to, don’t risk it. Get a taxi or arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up.