Nearly 6,000 motorists have been caught driving under the influence in the past year, according to a survey.

Data compiled by insurance firm found there were 5,847 motorists in Scotland caught driving impaired in 2018/19, down slightly from the year before.

The firm also said a third of drivers felt over the limit the morning after drinking. And they warned over the confusion motorists feel over how long to wait before driving.

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They have now launched a “morning after calculator” to help determine how long it can take for alcohol to wear off.

Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at, said: “It’s longer than you think.”