# Can I drink wine while driving?

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## Can you have a glass of wine whilst driving?

As a rule of thumb, two pints of regular-strength lager or two small glasses of wine would put you over the limit. But this isn’t a catch-all rule. Factors like your weight, sex, metabolism and how much you’ve eaten all contribute to how your body processes alcohol, so everyone has different limits.

## How many glasses of wine can I have and drive?

The general rule of thumb is that 2 standard drinks in the first hour will raise your BAC to 0.05%, and 1 standard per hour thereafter will maintain that level. To do a quick calculation of whether you are over 0.05% BAC, simply take the number of hours since your first drink and add 1 to it.

## Can I drink 125ml wine and drive?

For a small glass of wine, which is 125ml, and with a 12% ABV (Alcohol by Volume) this is measured typically as 1.5 units. … Just two small glasses of wine will put you over the limit to drive.

## Can I drink alcohol while driving?

No. Although driving while over the limit is incredibly dangerous and against the law it’s not illegal to drink alcohol at the wheel, so by default it’s not illegal to have open alcohol containers in the car.

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## How long can you drive after 2 glasses of wine?

For one glass of wine you will be okay to drive after 4.5hours. For one pint of 4percent beer you will be okay to drive after 3.5hours. For a single shot you will be okay to drive after 2.5 hours. For two glasses of wine and a shot you will be okay to drive after 9.5hours.

## How many drinks can I have and still drive?

Drink driving is a factor in about one in every seven crashes in NSW where someone is killed so if you are wondering about how much alcohol you can drink and still be safe to drive the simple and safe answer is, zero. Legally, NSW has three blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits: zero, under 0.02 and under 0.05.

## How many standard drinks is a glass of red wine?

Number of standard drinks by alcohol type

Alcohol type Serving size Standard drinks
Red wine (13%) 100ml glass 1
Average restaurant serving (150ml) 1.5
White wine (11.5%) 100ml glass 0.9
Average restaurant serving (150ml) 1.4

## When can I drive after a glass of wine?

small shot of liquor: 1 hour. pint of beer: 2 hours. large glass of wine: 3 hours.

## How many units is a glass of wine?

Drinks and units

Type of drink Number of alcohol units
Small glass of red/white/rosé wine (125ml, ABV 12%) 1.5 units
Bottle of lager/beer/cider (330ml, ABV 5%) 1.7 units
Can of lager/beer/cider (440ml, ABV 5.5%) 2 units
Pint of lower-strength lager/beer/cider (ABV 3.6%) 2 units

## How many drinks is 80 milligrams of alcohol?

Depending on your weight, as few as two drinks might put you over the 80 mg limit for impaired driving. When discussing the size of drinks, the term “one drink” refers to the following: One 12-ounce glass of beer (5% ABV)

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