Understanding drink driving

Challenge reference: 1372

Notional learning hours  30
Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Skill
Learning aim

Learners will develop an understanding of the dangers of drink driving

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Understand the legal alcohol limit for UK drivers

  2. Understand how alcohol affects drivers and how personal circumstances can affect the results of drink-driving tests

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Identify the 3 specimens that could be tested to determine the alcohol level of a driver
    • For each of the 3 specimens, record in micrograms the legal alcohol limit per 100 millilitres 
    • List 2 penalties that could be received by a driver who refuses to provide a specimen
    • Explain how weight, age, sex, and metabolism can impact upon how alcohol affects an individual 
    • Explain why the type and amount of alcohol is an an important consideration for a driver deciding if they are fit to drive or not
    • Explain how test results can be affected by what a driver has recently eaten
    • Explain how personal stress levels can impact upon how alcohol affects an individual 
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