Governtment To Lower Drink Drive Limit

The Scottish Government is going to press ahead with plans to lower the drink drive limit.

The Government wants to lower the blood/alcohol limit of 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml and has been seeking views on the proposal.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will unveil the consultation findings in Edinburgh at an event which will also highlight the harm caused by drink driving.

Plans to lower the limit have been cautiously welcomed by road safety campaigners, as a zero-tolerance approach is their ultimate aim. The charity Brake described the proposal as ``a step in the right direction''.