Government could abandon proposed drink-drive limit cut

The Coalition Government is set to abandon plans to lower the current drink drive limit despite the recommendations of a formal review.

That's according to the Daily Mail, which claims that the transport secretary, Philip Hammond, isn't convinced that cutting the limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg would save many lives.

Road safety campaigners believe that a change to the law could save as many as 300 lives a year, but there is a concern that the lower limit would not deter the serious offenders who cause most fatal accidents.