How Much Is Too Much To Drink Before I Drive?

Many other factors determine the uptake of alcohol

These factors include:

Volume, strength, type of dilutant (e.g. Coke), type of meal, medication, previous operations, temperature of drink, the water content of organs, diffusion gradient, the rate of blood flow, any GIT disease, etc. The effects vary from person to person. 
No set pattern of behaviour does exist. We do not wish to elaborate on all these factors. As you can probably deduct, there is not a simple answer to the question!!

It is important to understand that alcohol affects the cognitive functions of the intoxicated person. Driving is an action that requires good multitasking with the driver having to concentrate not only on steering the vehicle – but also road conditions, other vehicles and pedestrians, signs and traffic lights, etc.

Visitors to the Arrive Alive website often ask how many drinks they may have before they go on the road. This is a question we need to approach with caution. It is important to recognize that there are too many variables to provide an exact answer – and we can only provide a rough guide.

It is also important to recognize that this is only a guide to what might keep you within the legal limit. Read more on


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