Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Drink Driving Limits across Europe

These are the maximum drink driving limits across Europe for drivers as well as special limits for commercial and novice drivers where applicable. Shown in grammes per litre.

Standard    Commercial drivers    Novice drivers
Austria 0.5 0.1 0.1
Belgium 0.5 0.2 0.5 (0.2 announced Dec 2015)
Bulgaria 0.5 0.5 0.5
Croatia 0.5 0.0 0.0
Cyprus 0.2 0.2 0.2
Czech Republic    0.0 0.0 0.0
Denmark 0.5 0.5 0.5
Estonia 0.2 0.2 0.2
Finland 0.5 0.5 0.5
France 0.5 0.5 (0.2 bus drivers) 0.2 
Germany 0.5 0.0 0.0
Greece 0.5 0.2 0.2
Hungary 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ireland 0.5 0.2 0.2
Italy 0.5 0.0 0.0
Latvia 0.5 0.5 0.2
Lithuania 0.4 0.0 0.0 
Luxembourg    0.5 0.2 0.2
Malta 0.8 0.8 0.8
Netherlands    0.5 0.5 0.2
Poland 0.2 0.2 0.2
Portugal 0.5 0.2 0.2
Romania 0.0 0.0 0.0
Slovakia 0.0 0.0 0.0
Slovenia 0.5 0.0 0.0
Spain 0.5 0.3 0.3
Sweden 0.2 0.2 0.2
UK [i] 0.8 0.8 0.8
Switzerland 0.5 0.1 0.1
[i] Scotland 0,5 for all groups.

Last updated: June 2016

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