None For the Road Please

27 Dec 2016

None For The Road, Please

The maximum blood alcohol limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The Scottish limit has been 50mg per 100ml since 2014. The 80mg limit was based on evidence from the 1960s that accident risk rises sharply above that level. More recent evidence now shows that most drivers are impaired and at risk below that limit too.

Drivers with a blood alcohol level of between 50 and 80mg are 2 to 2.5 times more likely to be in an accident than drivers with none at all, and up to 6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

That’s a lot of dull facts and figures! Coupled with the fact that you’re highly unlikely to be able to accurately work out your own blood alcohol level, what on earth does that mean in practical terms?

To keep yourself and those around you safer on the roads – don’t drink and drive, not even a little one. 

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