Drink Drive Limit

Friday 4th December, 2009 at 14:12 COMMENTS (0)

Just one glass could make you unfit

A pint of beer or a glass of wine could soon be enough to put motorists over the limit. 

Big changes to the laws on drink and drug-driving are expected after a top level review was ordered yesterday. 

A legal expert, has been asked to report by March on lowering the legal drink-drive limit to 50mg from the current level. 

The new limit would mean that an average-sized adult drinking a glass and a half of wine or a pint of beer would be legally unable to drive.  Slight women would be able to drink less. 

On drug-driving, it is already illegal to drive while impaired by a drug.  But a new offence might be created to cover named drugs and specify levels. 

Transport Secretary Lord Adonis wants him to advise on whether to cut the drink-drive limit or create a new, lower limit with penalties less severe than the current minimum 12 months ban, up to six months jail and a fine up to £5,000. 

Do you know what the present legal drink drive limit is? Remember, there is an actual limit, it's not particularly based on gender, build and age.  You can find the answer at tips & advice


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