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Drink Driving Statistics Update

Drink-driving offences in Scotland fell at nearly double the rate of the rest of the UK following the introduction of a new lower limit last December. In the period from December 2014 to August 2015, drink driving offences fell by 12.5 per cent compared with the same time in the previous year. The figure across the UK was 6.6 per cent.

Whether the drop is entirely related to the change in legislation in Scotland is not so easy to determine but the change has certainly not led to the substantial rise in drink driving offence that many had feared. The drop is welcome news for everyone including road safety campaigners who had campaigned for the law to be changed. It is also welcome news for those who had feared that the change may have led to a dramatic rise in criminal convictions for drunk driving.

The legal blood/alcohol limit in Scotland fell from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood last year.

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