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MSPs back drink-drive limit cut

Plans to cut the drink-driving limit in Scotland have been endorsed by the Scottish Parliament, but amid concerns over whether they would work.

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The worst offenders of drink driving

  • Male drivers - 89% of convictions for dangerous driving while under the influence of alcohol in 2002 were men.
  • Occupational drivers - drivers who drive for work were more likely to admit drink-driving than other drivers (57% compared to 43%).
  • Car drivers are most likely to fail a breath test, followed by motorbike riders.
  • Young drivers aged 17-24 have the highest level of drink-drive crashes per distance travelled.

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