Hampshire Police launch World Cup anti drink drive campaign

Daily Echo: Hampshire Police launch World Cup anti drink drive campaign Hampshire Police launch World Cup anti drink drive campaign

POLICE are set to begin their summer-long campaign against drink driving.

Hampshire Constabulary has teamed up with forces from across the country to crack down on motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The campaign is being launched tomorrow ahead of the World Cup, with a theme of “the morning after”.

Police are keen to press home the message that you could still be over the limit after a night's sleep.

Over the next few months the force will be sending out extra teams to carry out drink and drug tests on motorists across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

They will be testing motorists throughout the day and the night, and officers Hampshire and Thames Valley's head of roads policing, Superintendent Lucy Hutson said: “After just four pints of lager, you may not be safe to drive for up to 13 hours, so whether you are drinking in the afternoon at a summer barbeque, drinking while you watch a World Cup football game or going out for a few drinks in the evening, make sure you are safe to drive.

“Just because you haven't had a drink for a few hours, it doesn't mean all the alcohol has left your system and you can drive, you are still likely to be over the limit.”

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1:23pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Mary80 says...

Surely its common sense if any amount of alcohol has gone into your gob DON'T DRIVE
Surely its common sense if any amount of alcohol has gone into your gob DON'T DRIVE Mary80
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1:56pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

3 pints will have been wholly excreted in 11 hours. The 4th won't put you over 35 in breath. Good idea to avoid even that, but whilst erroneous math may sell home test kits, they're not totally appropriate for Her Majesty's Constabulary.
I assume she wasn't speaking of Special Brew. The underpass gang tend not to have motors.
3 pints will have been wholly excreted in 11 hours. The 4th won't put you over 35 in breath. Good idea to avoid even that, but whilst erroneous math may sell home test kits, they're not totally appropriate for Her Majesty's Constabulary. I assume she wasn't speaking of Special Brew. The underpass gang tend not to have motors. Dai Rear
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2:16pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Inform Al says...

I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.
I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit. Inform Al
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2:24pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Inform Al wrote:
I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.
As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.[/p][/quote]As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic Dai Rear
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2:38pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Inform Al says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.
As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic
Here I am completely sober and finding it difficult to comprehend your post without being angry or tired either. As I'm not famous for losing my temper and will not drive whilst tired, I think you can accept that knowing how even small amounts of alcohol affect my reflexes, from tests at Hendon police driving school, I refuse to drive with any in my system at all, blow the limit.(pun not intended)
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.[/p][/quote]As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic[/p][/quote]Here I am completely sober and finding it difficult to comprehend your post without being angry or tired either. As I'm not famous for losing my temper and will not drive whilst tired, I think you can accept that knowing how even small amounts of alcohol affect my reflexes, from tests at Hendon police driving school, I refuse to drive with any in my system at all, blow the limit.(pun not intended) Inform Al
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9:29am Mon 2 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test. camerajuan
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1:31pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Inform Al says...

camerajuan wrote:
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.[/p][/quote]Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top Inform Al
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4:01pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Inform Al wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.
As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic
Here I am completely sober and finding it difficult to comprehend your post without being angry or tired either. As I'm not famous for losing my temper and will not drive whilst tired, I think you can accept that knowing how even small amounts of alcohol affect my reflexes, from tests at Hendon police driving school, I refuse to drive with any in my system at all, blow the limit.(pun not intended)
Let us hope you never get incipient arteriosclerosis. Since the police may stop any number of people who blow 34 and there be "no crime" I struggle to comprehend your point.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: I will not drive within 24 hrs of consuming alcohol even if it is just one pint. Although over time after 3 or more pints you may come down to under the legal limit, there will still be alcohol in your system, and even the smallest amount will slow your reflexes. I myself would feel very guilty if I was unable to stop to avoid an accident, even if I was within the legal limit.[/p][/quote]As, no doubt would you, were you perfectly sober but just angry, or tired, or both but if I was the good police lady I'd be trying to get through to the persistent ones, not the good people and I think that suggests a "you are bound to be caught" approach, rather than meretricious arithmetic[/p][/quote]Here I am completely sober and finding it difficult to comprehend your post without being angry or tired either. As I'm not famous for losing my temper and will not drive whilst tired, I think you can accept that knowing how even small amounts of alcohol affect my reflexes, from tests at Hendon police driving school, I refuse to drive with any in my system at all, blow the limit.(pun not intended)[/p][/quote]Let us hope you never get incipient arteriosclerosis. Since the police may stop any number of people who blow 34 and there be "no crime" I struggle to comprehend your point. Dai Rear
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5:48pm Mon 2 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top
I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road.

I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.[/p][/quote]Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top[/p][/quote]I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road. I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it? camerajuan
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6:19pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Inform Al says...

camerajuan wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top
I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road.

I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?
If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.[/p][/quote]Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top[/p][/quote]I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road. I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?[/p][/quote]If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle. Inform Al
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9:16am Tue 3 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top
I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road.

I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?
If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle.
Didn't know that cigarette thing. Do their chemicals give out similar readings?

I agree, I haven't felt any different after 4 than I do normally. I even get better at bowling! But reactions, I wouldn't want to test myself. Glad I don't drive to be honest!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.[/p][/quote]Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top[/p][/quote]I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road. I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?[/p][/quote]If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle.[/p][/quote]Didn't know that cigarette thing. Do their chemicals give out similar readings? I agree, I haven't felt any different after 4 than I do normally. I even get better at bowling! But reactions, I wouldn't want to test myself. Glad I don't drive to be honest! camerajuan
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11:43am Wed 4 Jun 14

Inform Al says...

camerajuan wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.
Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top
I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road.

I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?
If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle.
Didn't know that cigarette thing. Do their chemicals give out similar readings?

I agree, I haven't felt any different after 4 than I do normally. I even get better at bowling! But reactions, I wouldn't want to test myself. Glad I don't drive to be honest!
I don't know why, but when the breathyliser was introduced ,in 1968 I believe, our instructions in the Met were not to use it within 20 minutes of a smoke. In the event although I breathylised and cautioned quite a few idiots in the first year, I did not arrest anyone for the offence until at least a year later when an idiot climbed out of his Daimler Dart and said he was a high court judge. Exactly the wrong thing to say to this working class pleb. He was fined and banned for a year.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I used to help run a youth club at a church in Edinburgh before I moved down here and one weekend we had a tour of a local Police HQ. We tested the breathalyser and a 15 year old who had never drank in his life (He still hasn't and he's 24!) failed it. He used anti-bacterial mouthwash just before leaving his house. It's not just alcohol that will make you fail that test.[/p][/quote]Police are well aware that some mouthwashes may complicate the system, and have procedures in place to cope with this. It is important to know that some mouthwashes contain alcohol, but by themselves should not take you over the top[/p][/quote]I myself have never drove drunk, though I did get up early after a night out once and rode my moped to work feeling no different than I normally did - I actually carried out a well executed emergency stop just as I left my street due to a dog running in the road. I used mouthwash in the morning that probably contained alcohol to get rid of the morning after breath as I had a customer facing job. What would happen to me if I got caught that day? How could they judge it?[/p][/quote]If I drink 3 pints of my usual wallop I will be over the limit for a time. I will not feel any different after just three pints than before starting drinking, however most of us will be under the limit next morning. When I did the test at Hendon I used to be very good at a penny dropping machine, usually stopping the penny in the first quadrant, however after just a half of bitter the penny would drop at least three quadrants, sometimes more. This is why I will not drive with any alcohol in my system. Police do take into account other 'distractions' ie not breathalysing within 20 minutes of smoking a cigarette. Any alcohol from a mouthwash will have disappeared in that time, unless you drank the bottle.[/p][/quote]Didn't know that cigarette thing. Do their chemicals give out similar readings? I agree, I haven't felt any different after 4 than I do normally. I even get better at bowling! But reactions, I wouldn't want to test myself. Glad I don't drive to be honest![/p][/quote]I don't know why, but when the breathyliser was introduced ,in 1968 I believe, our instructions in the Met were not to use it within 20 minutes of a smoke. In the event although I breathylised and cautioned quite a few idiots in the first year, I did not arrest anyone for the offence until at least a year later when an idiot climbed out of his Daimler Dart and said he was a high court judge. Exactly the wrong thing to say to this working class pleb. He was fined and banned for a year. Inform Al
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