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The Guardian

Scotland drink-drive limit to be reduced
The Guardian
Scotland is to reduce its drink-driving limit in time for Christmas, with motorists advised not to get behind the wheel if they have drunk any alcohol whatsoever. The reduction from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood means that drivers could be ...
Scotland to reduce drink-drive limitBBC News
Row over new drink driving limit for ScotlandAberdeen Press and Journal
Scotland to cut drink drive limit after 1 in 10 road deaths are linked to alcoholDaily Mail
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BBC News

Why not impose an outright ban on drink-driving?
BBC News
The government has announced plans to reduce Scotland's drink-drive limit to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. But why not just enforce an outright ban? If the new plans are approved, they'll come into force on 5 December - just in time for the festive period.

The Northern Echo

Anger as school bus driver arrested for drink driving
The Northern Echo
A BUS driver taking youngsters on a school trip to Paris has been arrested by French police after allegedly failing a breath test. Teachers challenged the driver after they spotted him drinking from a polystyrene cup believed to contain red wine in his ...

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Derbyshire Times

Repeat Dronfield drink-driver is jailed
Derbyshire Times
Mrs Allsop added that Widdowson was more than three times over the legal drink-drive limit and he has three previous convictions for drink-driving from 1999, 2001 and 2008. Widdowson pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the ...

Drink-drive limit in Scotland will be reduced in time for Christmas
The drink-drive limit in Scotland will be reduced in time for Christmas as new legislation is introduced. Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill will announce on Friday the new limit, that will be introduced on December 5. Under the new rules, Scotland's ...


Drink-drive limit to be cut in time for Christmas
?The latest estimates show that approximately one in ten deaths on Scottish roads involve drivers who are over the legal limit and research shows that even just one alcoholic drink before driving can make you three times as likely to be involved in a ...

Herald Scotland

New lower drink-drive limit before Christmas
Herald Scotland
It comes more than two years after the Scottish Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of cutting the drink-drive limit, with hopes it could be enforced as early as summer 2013. However, implementation of the new law was stymied by administrative ...

Plans to reduce drink-driving limit welcomed
SNP (press release)
The SNP has welcomed new plans to reduce the drink-drive limit on Scotland's roads in time for Christmas ? in a move to make Scotland's roads safer and bring Scotland into line with much of Europe. Under plans announced by the Scottish Government ...

Drink driver led police on chase around estate
The Star
Sheffield Crown Court heard he has 27 convictions for 58 offences including five for driving while banned, three for drink-driving and one for dangerous driving. James Gould, defending, said at the time he'd been battling for contact with his young ...

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Scotland to Reduce Drink Driving Limit
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... the Scottish government will undertake a huge public awareness campaign so that drivers caught over the new limit can't claim they were unaware of the changes but police still expect the number of people charged with drunk driving to increase ...