The drink-drive limit in Scotland is to be lowered to around one small glass of wine under new proposals. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said plans to lower the limit from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg will be brought forward later this year, "with a view to the change taking effect as soon as possible". Campaigners hailed the plan as a step in the right direction, but said that a zero-tolerance approach remains their ultimate aim.
Sarah Fatica, general manager at Brake, the road safety charity, said: "We're pleased that the Scottish Government is taking heed of the warning that road safety charities and the EU are sending out about the current drink-drive limit. It's certainly a step in the right direction and one that we commend, and we would like to see the British Government also lowering the drink-drive limit." Ms Fatica said she would ultimately welcome a limit of 20mg or less, saying the "best message" to send out was one of zero tolerance for driving after drinking.
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