Alcohol driving limits

The Government has been advised to lower the alcohol limit for driving, which means you can only drink around one pint of beer (Fosters is around 2.2 units a pint) if you want to drive. Confusingly, everyone processes alcohol at different rates – your weight, height, metabolism and even how much you had to eat that day all contribute to how you process alcohol.

The new alcohol limit for driving is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, while current laws state we can drive with up to 80mg per 100ml of blood in our system.

We’ve pulled together a round-up of some of your favourite drinks and converted them into units, so you can see what the rules will mean for you.

Find out how many units in your favourite alcoholic drink