FESTIVAL-goers have been warned of the dangers of driving "the morning after".

As tens of thousands enjoy the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend, the Hampshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding people to keep safe.

They say that it is safest for motorists who have consumed any alcohol not to drive at all.

The annual campaign has been in running this week ahead of the start of the festival.

The partnership is a multi-agency collaboration between Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight councils as well as the police, the fire service and National Highways.

A number of awareness events have taken place at Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth ferry ports as well as Newport Fire Station promoting the ‘Morning After calculator’.

It helps users work out how long it takes for alcohol to pass through their body and when it will be safe to drive the morning after.

Lewis Campbell, the Isle of Wight Council’s road safety officer, said: “This calculator is not intended to help you work out how much you can drink on a night out before driving home.

“If you are drinking any amount of alcohol on a night out - even one drink - you should leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements. And the calculator won’t help you if you are arrested for drink driving.

“What it will do is enable you to calculate roughly when it will be safe for you to drive the morning after drinking alcohol. And it can help you calculate when to stop drinking alcohol if you have to drive the following morning.”