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Consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol

Practical consequences on driving

The chances of causing an accident vary depending on the alcohol intake. A great intake causes problems to eyesight and slow reflexes, a danger in driving. Even with smaller intakes perception of danger is reduced, resulting in increase in speed and decrease in safety.
The effects of alcohol intake vary case by case. Many people, even with a blood alcohol level higher than the 0.5gr/l level, feel and probably are perfectly able to drive. This case however does not exclude that during a control they can be subject to the consequences described below.


According to the most recent law in act there are three levels of sanctions.
For driving with a blood alcohol level between 0.5 and 0.8gr/l the fine can vary among 500 up to 2000 €, detentions for up to one month and driving disqualification from 3 to 6 months ( not more than 15 days/3 months).
Driving with a blood alcohol level between 0.8 to 1.5gr/l causes the fine to rise to 800-3200 €, with detention up to 3 months and driving disqualification from 6 months to 1 year.
With blood alcohol level higher than 1.5gr/l the sanction goes from a minimum of 1500€ up to 6000€. Detentions can last up to 6 months and driving disqualification from 1 to 2 years. Sanctions double when the driver causes a car accident (fine from 3000 to 12000 €, disqualifications from 6 months to 2 years). Any person driving under the influence of drugs or psychotropic substances is punished with a fine from 1000 to 4000 €, detention up to 3 months and driving disqualification from 6 months up to 1 year.

Consequences on life style

In addition to sanctions drinking when driving infractions lead to medical testing that requires blood and hair examination. Psychological discomfort adds to practical disadvantages and time losses; for example, who results positive to the alcohol test because stopped right after having had a drink, will have to undergo toxicological tests just as someone that was found driving fully drunk. In some cases, when the levels resulting from the tests are high due to interference of other pathologies and treatments, further consequences in medical testing might result.
Driving disqualification in the end, causes problems for anyone that uses the car for work, adding to heavy sanctions also another economical damage.

How to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol infractions

Friulviaggi offers rental services with driver, personalized for nights out at discos, dinners, weddings, concerts or even parties in private homes. Having various types of vehicles the company can provide for the service to different sized groups. It is not necessary to be a big group to use driver’s service. For example, a minibus can be rented at the cost of a couple of drinks at the disco per person.
Itinerary and return schedules can be agreed upon directly with the driver, as to guarantee maximum flexibility and autonomy.  

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