Drink-Driving in the UK


240 alcohol-related road deaths (figures available only for Great Britain in 2018)

BAC limits

0.8 for all drivers (except Scotland).

Scotland lowered its BAC limit to 0.5g/l in 2014.

Enforcement: alcohol testing at collision site

Dead road users are not tested by the police. The coroner can request alcohol data for any road death, though does not always do so.

Rehabilitation and Alcohol Interlock programmes

No Alcohol Interlock programme in place. A feasibility study is ongoing.

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