Above is a link to a BBC news story that speculates that a review of the drink-drive limit being published later is expected to recommend that it be nearly halved. The report is expected to suggest that the current limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood is reduced to 50mg per 100ml of blood, bringing it in line with other Eurooean countries’ current legislation.
How much you can drink before you are over the limit is not a simple question to answer, as the drink itself (size, strength) and the person’s weight and metabolism have an impact on how alcohol effects an individual. However,.. “The police argue that any amount of alcohol can affect a person’s ability to drive. So they have a simple solution to the “how much can I drink?” question.
According to Pc Jon Lansley, a traffic officer with Hampshire Police, the answer is simply do not drink anything and drive…. The last thing I want is to have myself or a colleague pull you over. You’ll be arrested, you’re likely to go to court, it will change your life. ”
Do you think a lower drink drive limit will bring down the amount of accidents/deaths associated with alcohol related driving?