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Driving Under The Influence

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the proposals by the Government’s Chief Medical Officer that a zero alcoholic drink driving limit should be set for drivers under the age of 20 years. (220445)

We have made no specific evaluation of this proposal, but the Government do not consider it feasible to introduce a zero alcohol limit for drivers of any age because it is possible for some alcohol to be present in the body from sources other than alcoholic drinks.

We are currently considering a range of options to make further progress in tackling drink driving and intend to publish a consultation document in the next few months.