ETSC Drink Driving Monitor (22) - December 2014
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Drink Driving Monitor
Policy update from ETSC

Scotland and Lithuania lower drink drive limits

Scotland has begun enforcing a new drink driving limit of 0.5 g/l, while Lithuania will introduce zero tolerance rules for some commercial and novice drivers from next month.  

German insurer says zero tolerance age limit for young drivers should be increased

Allianz Germany, an insurer, says the country’s zero tolerance alcohol policy for young drivers should be increased from 20 to 24 years. Read more... 

France considers lower BAC limits for novice drivers

A report for the French interior ministry recommends lowering the drink-driving limit in France to 0.2g/l for those who have held a driving license for less than two years. Read more...

Call for ban on alcohol advertising in Formula 1

The FIA has rejected a call from campaigners to end alcohol advertising in Formula 1 – denying responsibility for ‘commercial rights’ in the sport. Supporters say that position ignores an earlier recommendation by the FIA to end tobacco sponsorship. Read more...

Estonia promotes alcohol interlocks in public tenders

The Estonian Road Administration has begun promoting the use of alcohol interlocks in public buses through the tendering process. Read more....

UK report finds women drinking and driving more

The number of women convicted of drink-driving in the UK has almost doubled in recent years, a survey has shown. Read more...

New drink driving campaigns launch

Road safety campaigners across Europe have launched their winter drink driving campaigns, as the UK marks 50 years since its first public awareness campaign on the issue. Read more....
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See also: Updated ETSC EU BAC limits table
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