These Christmas foods could put you over the drink drive limit

Make sure you don’t eat too much Christmas pudding, tiramisu and sherry trifle over the Christmas period - as eating just one too many portions can put you over the drink drive limit.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 11:45 am

Drink driving arrests increase significantly around the Christmas period.

Research from All Car Leasing has revealed the foods and portion sizes which can put you over the limit.

The following Christmas portions are ‘safe’:

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Make sure you don’t eat too much Christmas pudding, tiramisu and sherry trifle over the Christmas period - as eating just one too many portions can put you over the drink drive limit.

Two portions of Christmas cake

Two portions of tiramisu

Three portions of sherry trifle

Five portions of Christmas pudding

Six glasses of eggnog

Seven slabs of brandy butter

20 boozy mince pies

30 boozy chocolates

However, anything more and you could risk being drunk behind the wheel, the research found.

Boozy Christmas Set Menu

The following boozy menu has a total alcohol consumption of 5.49 units meaning men would exceed the legal drive limit by 1.49 units and women by 2.49 units.

Starter

Bloody Mary prawn cocktail - 0.34 units

Main

Beer & rosemary roast turkey, glazed carrots, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, brussels sprouts with red wine gravy - 1.9 units

Desert

Christmas cake served with brandy butter - 1.15 units

Drink

Glass of wine - 2.1 units

The Weather Channel has forecast snow showers in Leeds on Saturday, as temperatures are set to plummet.

Drivers should be very careful if attempting to drive in the conditions.

A mix of snow and rain showers are forecast for Leeds on Saturday, according to the Weather Channel.

The forecast says: "A mix of rain and snow showers. High 4ºC. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50%."

Meanwhile the Met Office predicts freezing temperatures of -2C on Friday night.

However, there is no mention of snow in Leeds on Saturday as the forecasters predict cloudy weather with outbreaks of rain.

The Met Office long-term forecast for Leeds says: "Wednesday morning cloudy with outbreaks of rain, clearing to sunshine and showers, wintry on hills.

"Thursday and Friday, cold and breezy, with frequent showers, wintry on higher ground."

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