What is the Drink Driving Limit in the UK?Last modified:
In the UK drink driving is classified as driving a motor vehicle with over:
- 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
- 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood
These limits have been in place since the introduction of the landmark Road Safety Act 1967 which can into effect on October 8th 1967.
In Scotland and many European countries the alcohol limit is lower:
- 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
- 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood
The statistics speak for themselves in terms of the positive impact of drink driving regulations, with deaths caused by drunk driving falling from 1,640 deaths per year / 22 per day in the 1960’s to currently 200 deaths per year / 5 per day.