by Guest Blogger, Paul Clarke and his team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism–an alcohol rehab in the United Kingdom.
All facts in this infographic relate to the UK, but many of the facts are representative to other English-speaking countries that also celebrate Christmas.
There is a 40% increase in alcohol consumption during December each year. During December 2016, Brits consumed around 600 million units of alcohol. This equates to around 21.4 million bottles of vodka, or 60 million bottles of wine. Since around 60 million people live in the United Kingdom, this equates to around one bottle of wine per person!
Around 110,226 breath tests were conducted nationally in December 2016, of which 5,543, or 5% were positive, failed or refused. From this number, young people were more likely to fail or refuse a breath test. 5.27% of under-25s stopped by police failed or refused a breath test during the campaign, compared to 3.39% of drivers age 25+.
Message from Tia: For U.S.- In 2002, it became illegal in the 50 United States for motorist to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) that is .08% or above. Call for a ride or spend the night where you are if you had too much to drink. ‘Drink’ driving can easily lead to drunk driving.
Please have a safe and Merry Christmas!
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