October 11, 2017

Drink driving limit in the UK could be slashed by up to 75%

British motorists want to see the drink-drive limit in the UK be slashed to reduce drink-related driving offences. A survey by the RAC found that every three in five drivers voted in a reduction of the current limit.

Since 1967, when the breathalyser road-side tests were put in place, the blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

As the limit turns 50, the survey reveals that drivers want the law to be changed. 60% of those surveyed want the limit reduced to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. A fifth of motorists want a more drastic penalty brought in with 21% of motorists saying the limit should reach 20mg.

The latter would match the limit in European countries such as Sweden and Poland.
What are your thoughts on the drink-driving limit?

Safe driving from Britannia!