According to the BBC, the Scottish government has announced plans to reduce the country’s drink-drive limit in time for Christmas. If approved by the Scottish Parliament, a new limit could be introduced before Christmas.
Under the plans, Scotland’s blood alcohol limit would be cut from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood, compared to 80mg in blood in England.
The draft legislation to make the change has been laid before parliament, and will bring Scotland’s legal alcohol limits in line with much of Europe. A public awareness campaign will warn drivers not to drink at all.
According to Mr MacAskill “drinking and driving shattered families and communities, and that it was time to take action to reduce the risk on the country’s roads. The support comes not just from the police and law enforcement. It comes from those involved in road safety.”
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) welcomed the move, and called for the rest of the UK to follow suit.
Road Safety Warwickshire are currently working on a new Christmas Drink Drive campaign in partnership with The Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire and will be launched early December throughout the county.