The alcohol content in after dinner treats at Christmas time can push you over the drink drive limit the car insurer Esure warns.
A poll conducted by ICM Research revealed that motorists just don’t think about the food they have eaten when considering whether not they should drive, but focus solely on how many glasses they have head.
Alcohol units per serving of the following Christmas treats are;
Christmas pudding – 0.7 units
Brandy butter – 0.3 units
Sherry Trifle – 0.7 units
The drink drive limit equates to approximately 4 units of alcohol for men and 4 units for women, but as it is never possible to calculate the impact drinks have on your blood alcohol content the best advice is to never drink and drive.
With the above in mind, the average Christmas dinner with a small glass of wine could mean you are at the alcohol limit already. So if in doubt leave the car keys at home and enjoy festivities without getting behind the wheel.
Source: Daily Mail 6th December 2007