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Tougher drink drive limits

Safety campaigners have welcomed plans to lower drink-drive limits in Scotland. The proposals to lower the limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg will be brought forward later this year.

That means a single glass of wine would put motorists over the drink-drive limit. Sarah Fatica, general manager at Brake, the road safety charity, said:

"We're pleased that the Scottish Government is taking heed of the warning that road safety charities and the EU are sending out about the current drink-drive limit. It's certainly a step in the right direction and one that we commend, and we would like to see the British Government also lowering the drink-drive limit. However, a 50mg limit does still leave some level of confusion for the general public about what is safe. If we could have a zero-tolerance approach to drink driving, lives would obviously be saved."

– Sarah Fatica, Brake

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