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Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

On the 5th of December 2014, new legislation came into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to 0.5g/l. This case study gives an overview of the new Scottish drink driving laws and includes an interview with Patrick Down, a policy specialist from the Scottish Government as well as a focus on the latest developments in Northern Ireland.  

Rest of UK urged to follow Scotland on drink drive limits as offences fall

Rest of UK urged to follow Scotland on drink drive limits as offences fall

A new report for the UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the RAC Foundation has found that deaths and serious injuries on English and Welsh roads would be prevented if  drink drive limits were reduced following Scotland’s reduction from 0.8 g/l to 0.5 last year. The research by Professor Richard Allsop, a board member of ETSC, presents a ‘cautious’ estimate that a similar move in England and Wales would lead to 25 fewer deaths and 95 serious injuries. In Northern Ireland, […]

Scotland and Lithuania lower drink drive limits

Scotland and Lithuania lower drink drive limits

Scotland has begun enforcing a new drink driving limit of 0.5 g/l, while Lithuania will introduce a zero tolerance limit for some commercial and novice drivers from next month. Scotland’s limit is now lower than the rest of the UK which still has the weakest in Europe at 0.8 g/l. The new limits, which came into force on 5 December, are supported by ETSC’s UK member PACTS.  The organisation says the limits should be extended to the rest of the UK as the current […]

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