Drink driving limit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4415
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The UK has one of the highest 'drink-drive' limits in the EU. Will you lobby government to lower the threshold and support safer driving in London?

Answer

Answer for Drink driving limit

Answer for Drink driving limit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Driving a vehicle when over the prescribed limit of drink and/or drugs, legal or illegal and is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. The current national drink drive limit in the UK based on blood alcohol level is 0.8 grams per litre. The level across Europe ranges from 0.2g to 0.8g, with Scotland currently at 0.5g per litre.

The Road Safety Collisions Partnership and Policing Action Group, of which the MPS is a member, will keep this under review and will particularly follow outcomes achieved in Scotland.