Drink Driving Survey

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A new survey by the road safety charity Brake and Direct Line has found that 78% of drivers think the drink drive limit is too high and 54% of drivers think the drink drive limit should be reduced to an effective zero tolerance limit of 20mg/100ml.

The results of the survey suggest that the rest of the United Kingdom should follow Scotland's lead in reducing the drink-drive limit. Currently the rest of the United Kingdom has the highest drink-drive limit in Europe with 80mg/100ml blood, whilst Scotland reduced their limit to 50mg/100ml in December 2014.

Gary Rae, director of communications and campaigns for Brake, said: "Drink-driving, despite being more socially unacceptable, is still a major issue on our roads, especially as our current, legal drink-drive limit in England and Wales is the highest in Europe. This sends a confusing message and asks drivers to guess if they are under the limit."

While, Rob Miles, director of car insurance at Direct Line added: "There is no excuse for drink-driving and so we urge those enjoying the festivities to plan their onward travel in advance by making use of public transport, taking a taxi, staying overnight or asking a sober friend or relative to pick them up".

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 3:57PM