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Doctors Advocate Lower Drink-Driving Limit in England

Doctors are urging for England’s drink-driving limit to be lowered to the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer. The British Medical Association proposes reducing this limit, currently among the highest in Europe, in order to combat the steady rate of alcohol-related road fatalities. The proposal is backed by multiple medical and road safety organizations and includes additional measures to tackle the issue comprehensively.
Doctors are urging for England’s drink-driving limit to be lowered to the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer.

The current legal limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, among the highest in Europe.

The British Medical Association (BMA) proposes reducing this to 50mg for most drivers and 20mg for new and commercial drivers.

This move is backed by several medical and road safety organizations to combat the steady rate of alcohol-related road fatalities.

The BMA emphasizes the avoidable burden alcohol-impaired driving places on emergency services and the economy.

They also suggest additional measures like mandatory health warnings on alcohol products and enhanced treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.

Supported by entities such as the Alcohol Health Alliance and Brake, the initiatives reflect practices in countries like Ireland and Greece.
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