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#142445 - 10th Nov 2006 12:29pm Legal Alchol Units?
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how many units before your classed as over and get a physical bumming by the judge and his mighty pork sword?

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#142457 - 10th Nov 2006 2:01pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: txt3rob]
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The unit count is hard to gauge, which is why it is gradually disappearing from the UK nowadays. The official blood count is 80mg per 100ml of blood.

But just because you drink what would be recommended as safe by the unit count, doesnt mean that your blood levels are legal.

The easiest way to avoid going over the limit is not to drink drive at all.

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#142460 - 10th Nov 2006 5:35pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
The easiest way to avoid going over the limit is not to drink drive at all.


I agree. I said I'd NEVER do it before I was driving.

I've only ever done it once, but that was about 4 hours after a night in Liverpool. Never again though.
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#142497 - 11th Nov 2006 12:00pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: BMW Joe]
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ill occasionaly have a beer with my dinner in wethers or sumat then drive but nothin more

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#142498 - 11th Nov 2006 12:19pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Gary]
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if i do have a drink a meal then drive i make sure i only have 1 light strength beer ie carling. not very often mind.
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#142508 - 11th Nov 2006 1:36pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: MrPhil]
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ok having a meal and having a birds drink like a smirnoff ice
they are 1.1 units.
any rought guide to how many units

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#142526 - 11th Nov 2006 4:38pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: txt3rob]
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1. If you asked the question like an adult and not a NOB then we may be more helpfull.
2. Mattyc has included a link for you.

Bottom line is,
regarless of what a unit is or isnt, each person is diffrent,
so a unit may be fine for you, but could put me over the limit.

Best advice, [color:#99FFFF]DONT DRINK ALCHOL
when you have the car.

As It wont be long now before the christmas Drink Driving campains begin.

So if you want to take your chances, i hope you get your
physical bumming by the judge and his mighty pork sword?


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#142541 - 11th Nov 2006 6:47pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Mark]
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bloody hell webby bit strong for you mate

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#142565 - 12th Nov 2006 1:26am Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Gary]
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well said mark, shove ya spam up ya ass 051 boppeer he he
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#142573 - 12th Nov 2006 9:24am Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Johnny Alan]
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What's a unit?
A UK unit is 10ml or 8 grams of pure alcohol. The number of units in a drink depends on what you're drinking - how strong it is and how much there is. You may have seen examples of drinks that contain one unit, but these examples are often out of date, for instance:

Half a pint of 3.5% beer/lager/cider
BUT many continental lagers are closer to 5% while extra strong lagers can be as strong as 9%!

One small (125 ml) glass of wine at 9% is one unit
BUT who uses small glasses? Certainly not pubs and probably not at home either. Plus most wines are now about 11-13%.

A 25ml pub measure of spirit at 40% is one unit
BUT some pubs now serve 35ml as standard. Plus other pubs will serve you a double unless you specify otherwise.

How Many units am i allowed to drink and still Drive ?

The current legal limit for driving in the U.K. is 80milligrams of alcohol per 100millitres of blood, 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath or 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of urine.

The legal drink drive limit can't be safely converted into a certain number of units, as everyone absorbs alcohol into the blood stream at different rates. However, an average man (12-13 stone) should consume no more than 4 units and an average woman (9-10 stone) should consume no more than 3 units. If you are particularly small or have not eaten these figures should be reduced.

There you have it, Basically yo need to be a scientist to calclate if yo are safe to drive after a beer or two....







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#142983 - 17th Nov 2006 3:06pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Scooby]
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Originally Posted By: Scooby
What's a unit?
A UK unit is 10ml or 8 grams of pure alcohol. The number of units in a drink depends on what you're drinking - how strong it is and how much there is. You may have seen examples of drinks that contain one unit, but these examples are often out of date, for instance:

Half a pint of 3.5% beer/lager/cider
BUT many continental lagers are closer to 5% while extra strong lagers can be as strong as 9%!

One small (125 ml) glass of wine at 9% is one unit
BUT who uses small glasses? Certainly not pubs and probably not at home either. Plus most wines are now about 11-13%.

A 25ml pub measure of spirit at 40% is one unit
BUT some pubs now serve 35ml as standard. Plus other pubs will serve you a double unless you specify otherwise.

How Many units am i allowed to drink and still Drive ?

The current legal limit for driving in the U.K. is 80milligrams of alcohol per 100millitres of blood, 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath or 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of urine.

The legal drink drive limit can't be safely converted into a certain number of units, as everyone absorbs alcohol into the blood stream at different rates. However, an average man (12-13 stone) should consume no more than 4 units and an average woman (9-10 stone) should consume no more than 3 units. If you are particularly small or have not eaten these figures should be reduced.

There you have it, Basically yo need to be a scientist to calclate if yo are safe to drive after a beer or two....








Thanks scooby very helpful! smile
Mr Allen Since you died on TV you've also died around ours not seen you in a good while! where you hiding?! motorbike is back today smile

as for mark either it was the choice of my words thats wound him up or the fact of he thinks im condoning drink driving!

im just checking i can have a meal and say 2 alcho pops and still be legal to ride (motorbike).

i dont plan to get wasted and try and drive/ride anything im not stupid in that way.

i usally do stick to no ale but im trying to find out how much is just legal so i can steer clear of the cops

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#142990 - 17th Nov 2006 5:42pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: txt3rob]
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Originally Posted By: 051bopper
i usally do stick to no ale but im trying to find out how much is just legal so i can steer clear of the cops


why not just steer clear of the alcohol instead?
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#142998 - 17th Nov 2006 6:05pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BeemerRacer28
Originally Posted By: 051bopper
i usally do stick to no ale but im trying to find out how much is just legal so i can steer clear of the cops


why not just steer clear of the alcohol instead?


cus the lad wants to have a beer jesus

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#143001 - 17th Nov 2006 6:45pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: Gary]
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lol well there's his answer...

Originally Posted By: Gary
a beer



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#143040 - 18th Nov 2006 6:01pm Re: Legal Alchol Units? [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BeemerRacer28
Originally Posted By: 051bopper
i usally do stick to no ale but im trying to find out how much is just legal so i can steer clear of the cops


why not just steer clear of the alcohol instead?


Cause he aint a minge
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