Government to lower drink-drive limit?

Nic Cackett



The Transport Secretary is likely to lower the drink-drive limit if Labour wins the next election.

Lord Adonis is awaiting a report by Sir Peter North QC on the suitability of the current system before making a decision, but there are strong signals that the report will recommend cutting the legal limit from 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood to just 50 milligrams.

This would mean that a pint of beer would be enough to render an average sized man unable to drive in the eyes of the law. Similarly, a small glass of wine would contain too much alcohol for a female motorist.

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