MOTORISTS in the district are being warned of the dangers of 'morning after' drink-driving as England's opening Euro 2024 football match looms.

The country kicks off its tournament tonight against Serbia, and booze consumption is expected to soar.

Anyone planning to drive in the morning is being urged to familiarise themselves with how long it takes for alcohol to pass through the body.

The awareness campaign is being backed by Bradford Council, which will be sharing a series of graphics across social media.

People are being signposted to a Morning After website, at, which includes a free-to-use calculator.

Data for the latest year available shows that in 2021, 16 per cent of collisions where drink-driving was involved occurred between 5am and 1pm, the defined 'morning after' period.

A Bradford Council spokesperson says: "People know that they shouldn’t drink and drive but may not be aware just how long it takes for the alcohol to leave their system. We want everyone to enjoy the Euros safely, and encourage everybody to check out the morning after calculator if they have had a drink while watching the game."