Why we need to lower the limit to zero?

Because alcohol impairs driving

The evidence is indisputable, even small amounts of alcohol impair driving, including reaction times, judgement, co-ordination, vision and how you judge speed and distance.

Because impaired driving can lead to tragic consequences

In 2018, it is estimated 1,510 people were killed or seriously injured in a drink-drive related road crash, in England and Wales.

Because any limit above zero gives a false impression that it is safe to drink and drive

The current drink-driving limit gives a false impression that it is safe to drink and drive, up to that limit. It isn't. Clarity in law is needed to drive a change in behaviour.

How will a zero-tolerance limit work?

Brake is calling for a zero-tolerance drink drive limit, prohibiting any consumption of alcoholic drinks before driving and providing clarity in the law.

The enforcement of a 'zero-tolerance' limit would be required to be set at a level of either 10mg or 20mg of alcohol per 100ml blood - a decision which should be based upon available evidence. This is what is known as an 'effective zero-tolerance limit' providing appropriate leeway in the law to allow for minimal accidental alcohol consumption, through, for example, the use of mouthwash, while prohibiting the drinking of alcoholic beverages.

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