Drinking and being under the influence of drugs (both illegal and prescription) can affect your vision, coordination and judgement, resulting in slower reaction times and stopping distances.
If you’re planning to go out for a drink: order a taxi (in advance), use public transport or get a relative or friend to pick you up.
Remember: you might still be over the limit the morning after a night’s drinking.
Check the local and national weather forecasts and do your vehicle checks: water, fuel, oil, tyres, wipers, lights, anti-freeze and oil. Take your sat nav and/or road map, and your mobile phone – is it charged?
In icy and snowy conditions, make sure you’re equipped with warm clothes, food, boots and a torch. Take a spade, clear your windows and mirrors before you set out and carry a screen scraper and de-icer
Match your speed and braking distances to the driving conditions.