New Drink Drive Limit in Scotland : Will this reduce Road Traffic Accidents ?

In Scotland, the Drink Drive Limit (DDL) has recently been brought down to 50 mg alcohol per 100 ml of blood from the previous upper limit of 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, whereas in the rest of the UK, the upper DDL remains unchanged at 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

The above bold initiative of Scottish government with regard to decreased DDL is in line with what is already being followed in Some European countries, and this is expected to make Scottish roads more safe by deterring those indulging in drunken driving.

Whether it is banning smoking in public places to protect the health of non-smokers from the harmful effects of Second hand smoke exposure or bringing in measures like this “lowered new DDL” to prevent the loss of lives from drunken driving, it is Scotland that takes the lead and shows the way for the rest of UK.

The clear message that emanates from this decreased Scottish DDL is:
If you are planning to drink, then desist from driving a vehicle.
If you are planning to drive a vehicle, then keep away from alcohol.

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