Transport for Buckinghamshire is reminding rugby fans to be careful about driving the morning after drinking during the Rugby World Cup.

With most major sporting events alcohol will play a big part of the watching and celebrations.

But of course, it's not just rugby fans who will be out for a drink or five this weekend.

Many people don’t always realise how long it takes for alcohol to pass through the body after an evening of drinking, which means the next morning individuals could still be over the limit despite not necessarily feeling the effects of the alcohol they previously drunk.

The penalties for drink driving include a minimum 12-month driving ban, a criminal record, a large fine, up to six months in prison and an endorsement on your license for 11 years.

Transport for Bucks want to encourage the use of the ‘Morning After Calculator’ app, to prevent this issue from occurring.

The app helps people roughly calculate when it will be safe to drive the morning after drinking as well as when you need to stop drinking alcohol if you need to drive.


County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport Mark Shaw, said: "It takes a lot longer than almost all of us realise for alcohol to pass through the body.

“This means that a lot of people often think they’re safe to get behind the wheel, but actually they’re still over the legal limit a good 12 hours or so later.

“The Morning After app can help you keep track of your alcohol consumption during the World Cup celebrations and I would definitely recommend using it!

"In addition to the app, sort out a designated driver or pool together for a taxi and arrange alternative transport the morning after if you’re going to be over the limit.

“As rugby fans, come together and look out for each other so you all get home safely!"

There is also an app which is free to download for IOS on the App Store.