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Northern Ireland Government

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL665, tabled on 14 June 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that data relating to the reduction in the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration levels for drivers in Scotland will be sufficient to inform a decision in respect of legal limits for drivers in England and Wales.

Answered on

28 June 2016

The Government has no plans to change the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in England and Wales. If and when an evaluation about the impact of the changed limit in Scotland is conducted we would of course consider it, however we believe that rigorous enforcement and serious penalties for drink drivers are a more effective deterrent than changing the drink driving limit.