Drink drivers getting an easy ride

Jay Nagley

Drink drivers are clearly thought to be getting off lightly, if a new survey is anything to go by. More than three quarters of motorists reckon that those who repeatedly drink drive should have their vehicles seized and sold or scrapped, while 50% think this should also happen to drivers several times over the limit.

The research from IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) also showed strong support for dropping the drink drive limit, with two-thirds wanting a reduction, with most saying it should be lowered to a maximum of 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. 28% think there should be a zero tolerance policy.