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What is the current drink drive limit in England?

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Currently the drink drive limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood.

Alternatively the limits are 35 μg per 100ml of breath or 107 mg per 100ml of urine.

There has been a lot of call for England, Northern Ireland and Wales to lower their drink drive limits in line with Scotland as England and Wales both have some of the highest alcohol limits in Europe. The only other country with an 80 mg limit in Europe is Malta.

Scotland changed their limits on 5th December 2014 in line with the majority of European countries.

Some European countries such as Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic have a zero limit per 100 ml of blood.

In 2012, there were 230 deaths caused due to drink driving in the UK with 1200 seriously injured.

Many drivers caught and convicted of drink driving have been caught the morning after they were last drinking as they were unaware of how long alcohol can stay in your system.

If you’ve got a drink driving conviction and are looking for insurance why not try our Drink Driving Insurance page or give us a call for a quote.


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