Young people drinking in a bar

The risks of getting behind the wheel when you’re over the limit are well known, but what many people aren’t aware of is that the dangers can continue the day after you’ve been drinking.

Alcohol leaves the body at a rate of roughly one unit per hour, but this varies greatly depending on your age, sex, height, weight and various other factors.

While few people are foolish enough to drive while drunk, many don’t hesitate to drive the morning after a session. However, the consequences can be just as serious, as our infographic shows.

Kill time not people infographic

On average 56,969 people are breathalysed each month in England and Wales. A drink driving conviction can seriously affect the cost of your car insurance so make sure that you play it safe the day after a night out.