The police commissioners in England and Wales are demanding that the legal drink drive limit be cut by as much as 1/3 despite the government recently ruling this out.

Police commissioners have demanded that the legal drink drive limit across England and Wales should be brought into line with that in Scotland. Motorists should be aware of this because it is possible that a single alcoholic drink could put a motorist over the drink drive limit resulting in a police prosecution and driving disqualification. The basis of the reduction in the legal limit is that it would improve road safety.

Drink drive experts including forensic scientists and accident reconstruction experts are almost unanimous in their belief that a reduction in the drink drive limit would improve road safety.

At the moment there are two different drink drive limits, one for Scotland and one for England and Wales. England has the highest legal drink drive limit in Europe. The legal drink driving  limit in blood is 80 MG of alcohol per 100 ML of blood. In Scotland this has been cut to 50 MG. It is worthy of note that the legal limit imposed in England has been in existence for 50 years. When it was introduced vehicles would travel significantly slower and the number of vehicles on the road would have been less than half that there is now.

In any event, if the limit is reduced, it is a safe prediction that the number of motorists prosecuted by the police for driving with excess alcohol and thereby facing a driving ban would, in the short term at least, undoubtedly rise very quickly.
 
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