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Crime: Drink-driving

Volume 704: debated on Wednesday 29 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made of the research findings of University College London that reducing the limit of alcohol in the blood of drivers to 50 milligrams would reduce road deaths by 65 each year and save 230 injuries; and what policy response they are considering making to this. [HL5688]

We explained in the report of the second review of the Road Safety Strategy (February 2007) that we intend to keep the case for a reduction in the drink-drive legal limit under review. The Government are committed to public consultation on further measures to reduce alcohol-related road casualties and will publish a consultation document, which includes this subject, before the end of the year.