Lowering the drink drive limit

The Commissioner continues to lobby the Government to lower the drink drive limit, in line with his electoral pledge.

We will soon have the highest drink drive threshold in Europe, but the Department for Transport remain unmoved on the issue, arguing that rigorous enforcement is more effective than changing the drink drive limit. The Commissioner questions the 'either, or' approach.

From speaking with local residents, the Commissioner found that nobody conclusively knows what they can ‘get away with’ under the current, generous threshold: a glass of wine, glass and a half, one pint…more?
The Commissioner believes that a lower alcohol limit, where one drink could cost you your license, would more effectively deter motorists from drinking at all before getting behind the wheel.

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