What advice should you give to a driver who has had a few alcoholic drinks at a party?
A. Have a strong cup of coffee and then drive home
D. Wait a short while and then drive home
Drinking black coffee or waiting a few hours won’t make any difference. Alcohol takes time to leave the body.
A driver who has been drinking should go home by public transport or taxi. They might even be unfit to drive the following morning.
What should you do if you begin to feel drowsy while you’re driving?
You’ll be putting other road users at risk if you continue to drive when you’re drowsy. Pull over and stop in a safe place for a rest. Caffeinated drinks and a short nap can temporarily help counter sleepiness. If you’re driving a long distance, think about finding some accommodation so you can rest for longer before continuing your journey.