A drink-driving survey has published startling results claiming that over a quarter of motorists will drive despite knowing they’re probably over the limit from the previous night.

The report, which was carried out by law firm Hudgell Solicitors on 1000 drivers, came to the conclusion that one in four people are aware that they are over the legal alcohol limit for driving from the night starting out on a journey. The limit currently stands at 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

The shocking results don’t stop there. The study also revealed that 30 per cent of Brits will happily get in a car with a driver who they know is or close to being over the limit and that 25 per cent of men felt fine to drive after two drinks which is a 12 per cent increase on what women think.

The main culprits for drink driving accidents may lie with the 35-44 year-olds, as the survey found that a third admitted to driving over the limit the morning after drinking, with men leading that unwanted age bracket with 30 per cent admitting doing so compared to 16 per cent of women.

Matt Tuff, who is a solicitor concerned about the survey findings, is especially wary ahead of the festive period where cases of drink driving are bound to increase.

He said: “We see the devastating impact serious road accidents can have on people’s lives. This is a time where we see many people continue to make wrong decisions which can ruin lives.

The reality is that the limit is there for a very good reason.”