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Drivers of approved used cars may be among those unaware of how much they can drink before getting behind the wheel of a car, new research shows.

Carried out by Confused.com, the survey found that 51 per cent of motorists don't know the legal alcohol limit, while 20 per cent would be willing to chance drink driving.

Furthermore, 13 per cent have felt tipsy behind the wheel, as 31 per cent didn't know that other factors such as their weight and gender can affect how much they can drink.

Head of car insurance at the website Gareth Kloet said that the best advice is simply not to drink at all if you have to drive to avoid the chance of being over the limit.

"Without taking into account the devastating toll paid in terms of injury, death, a driving ban or prison time, a drink-driving offence can cause a driver's premium to increase," he commented.

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