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Road safety campaigners have broadly welcomed plans to reduce the drink-drive limit in Scotland, and hope that England and Wales follow suit.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill revealed that proposals to lower the current limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg (the equavalent of just one pint of lager) will be brought forward later this year, “with a view to the change taking effect as soon as possible”.
The 50mg limit will bring Scotland into line with a number of other European countries, including Germany, France and Spain.
But, it could spark confusion for English motorists – particularly those who live close to the Scottish border – who can currently drink the equivalent of a pint and a half of lager before getting behind the wheel, but would be breaking the law in Scotland!
Nevertheless, campaigners have hailed the plan as a step in the right direction, but a zero-tolerance approach remains their ultimate aim.
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.”
“Whilst 50mg is a step in the right direction, what we really need to see is a strong message from our Governments in Scotland and Westminster to say that not a drop is acceptable if you are behind the wheel.”
Scottish Labour’s justice spokesman, Lewis Macdonald, said: “This a welcome development and something I called for several weeks ago, so I am delighted that the Scottish Government are in listening mode.No Comments