England’s limit for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) could be cut by another third, ministers say
Ministers may consider lowering the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit by a third, if a decision by the Scottish Government to do the same proves to be a success.
The alcohol limit for drivers was reduced in Scotland from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in December 2014.
At the moment the limit in England and Wales remains at the 80mg level. Transport Minister Andrew Jones said:
I am intending to discuss with the Scottish Minister about the experience of the lower limit in Scotland and about the timescales to get access to robust evidence of the road safety impact.
It is important to base our decisions on evidence and the Scottish experience will be crucial to that before we consider any possible changes to the limits in England and Wales.”