Facts on drinking, driving

HAVE you ever had a couple of drinks and then considered driving?
Get the facts on drinks, breath alcohol concentrations and responsible drinking when the Stanthorpe RSL Club hosts a Drink Rite event from 5pm today.
The Drink Rite event involves a standard drinks presentation and at least six participants who consume alcohol will have the opportunity to then be breath tested by a police officer.
Senior Constable Jim Mr Ellis said Drink Rite helps people learn about the alcohol content of different drinks and what constitutes a standard drink and the effect these have on drinkers
"People have been keen to find out how many standard drinks they are actually pouring when they make themselves a drink and are generally surprised at the difference in readings for drinkers who are consuming alcohol of varying strengths," he said.
"Many factors determine the effect alcohol will have on a person at any given time, but the Drink Rite program shows participants how quickly standard drinks can increase their alcohol concentrations.
"We look forward to a big turn-out on the night and hope that everyone will take the opportunity to find out, in a fun way, how much they can responsibly drink."
"The message still is, and always will be, if you are going to drink alcohol - do not drive."
For more information, phone 46816400.
 

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