May 28, 2012


Scotland are set to lower the drink drive limit later this year, after the power to change them was handed to Holyrood under the 2012 Scotland Act.

The current limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood with Scotland wanting to reduce it to 50mg per 100ml.

Several European countries such as Spain, France and Germany amongst others already have the 50mg/100ml limit, with some countries dropping it even lower to 20mg per 100ml for learner drivers, newly qualified drivers or professional drivers.

Jackson Carlaw, Scottish Conservative deputy leader welcomed the proposals and said: “We believe that everything should be done to reduced road deaths caused directly by alcohol.”

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