Scotland is set to introduce a new drink-driving limit

Scotland is set to introduce a new drink-driving limit

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will press ahead with plans to cut the country's limit for drink-driving. 

The administration said yesterday (21 March) that the “vast majority” of people who responded to a public consultation wanted to see the limited lowered. The plans were first announced last May

The proposed new limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood - down from 80mg. 

“Lowering the drink-drive limit will help make Scotland’s roads safer and save lives,” said Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.  

He added: “The evidence is clear and the vast majority of those who responded to our consultation support the Scottish Government’s plans for change.” 

In 2011, ministers in Westminster rejected a government-commissioned report proposing a cut in the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.