LARSOA has expressed concern that the ‘relatively high alcohol limit’ in this country gives people a false sense of how much they can drink and still drive – and is calling for the limit be lowered as a matter of urgency.
David Frost, spokesman, says: “Having a lower level would send out a clear message of how dangerous it is to drink and drive.
“Over the past couple of decades most road users have realised that drinking and driving is totally unacceptable, and we have seen a good reduction in the number of people being killed and injured on our roads because of excess alcohol. Sadly, the number now seems to be levelling out with a hard-core of drivers thinking the drink-drive laws do not apply to them.”
As well as hard-core offenders, LARSOA is also concerned that most people have no idea how much alcohol they can drink before they reach the legal limit.
David adds: “How much alcohol you can drink before you reach the legal limit depends on the individual and factors such as if they have had a meal with their drink. This means it is very hard to judge how much you can legally drink before driving, which is why we say the only safe limit is none at all.”