There is mounting pressure on the Government to fall into line with other European Union countries by reducing the legal limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood to 50mg.
\’\’Road safety has improved significantly in recent years – 1,000 fewer people now die on the roads in a year than in the mid-1990s – and Britain now has one of the safest road systems in the world.
Sounds like they should be changing to our system, doesn\’t it?
A higher limit but very much fiercer penalties for being over it, rather than the European method of lower limit and then gradations of offence.
Plus, of course, they\’re missing entirely the point that most of those deaths are caused by people who are already well over the current limit: lowering it will have no effect on them at all.
This is simply conformity for conformity\’s sake.