Crime Prevention & Community Safety
Alcohol and drugs
Release date: Thu 29 March 2007
Last updated: Fri 22 August 2014
Alcohol and drugs can greatly impair your reaction time and ability to safely judge your speed and surroundings.
If you have been drinking, feeling sober is not a safe indicator of whether or not you are under the legal limit.
Staying under .05
As a general rule, men can have two standard drinks in the first hour and one every hour after that. Generally women can have one standard drink in the first hour and one every hour after that.
There are a number of precautions you can take to stay under the legal limit.
Drugs and Driving
Drug use can drastically impair driving ability and increase risk of crashing.
If you are taking prescription drugs, check with your doctor that it is still safe to drive.