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People face £ 2,500 fines for just standing next to a car

You could be fined £ 2,500 for standing next to a car after drinking.

Car leasing site Vanarama surveyed 1,000 British adults about their alcohol consumption limits to find out how many motorists could put themselves at risk after having a festive drink (or some) this Christmas.

Vanarama presented five drink driving scenarios to 1,000 UK adults.

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28% of UK drivers do not know that in England, Wales and Northern Ireland if they had a glass of champagne with their Christmas roast they would exceed the alcohol limit.

When compared to the UK motorist population (36 million), this means that just over 10 million drivers could risk it this year.

22% of UK adults – or 8 million motorists – don’t know that drinking two small glasses of wine will get you over the alcohol limit.

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Six million drivers could risk the morning after a Christmas night. When asked if 12 hours is enough to stabilize your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) after eight doses of apple cider, 1 in 6 (17%) mistakenly said it was safe.

The penalties for drink-driving are just as sobering as sitting in a stationary car while drunk can result in three months in prison, up to £ 2,500 fines and a potential driving ban.

Actually driving or attempting to drive under the influence of alcohol results in a prison sentence of six months, unlimited fines and a driving ban of at least one year.

Death from negligent driving in alcohol can result in 14 years imprisonment, unlimited fines and a minimum two-year driving ban.

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