Call: 0118 920 5130 MON - FRI: 9AM - 8PM SAT: 10AM - 5PM
    

England & Wales motorists want lower drink-drive limit

Author: Select Contracts     Date: 03-11-2014

A new poll has discovered that the majority of motorists in England & Wales are in favour of a tougher drink drive limit, more akin to those currently proposed in Scotland.

 

The new information – where more than two thirds of those surveyed (68%) said they’d be in favour of tighter regulations – was collected by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and comes just as Christmas appears on the horizon: a period notorious for its drink driving incidents.

 

The proposals in Scotland would cut the limit from the current level of 80mg per 100ml of blood, and the potential blueprints would put the UK more in line with the rest of Europe which imposes a strict 50ml limit.

 

83% of 2,632 people said they drank alcohol but took a responsible view on the subject, with over 47% of those polled agreeing that lowering the limit would reduce accidents on the road.

 

More than half (53%) believed that a greater proportion of police checks to catch drink drivers were needed, however, only 5% supported an increase in alcohol prices as a  rival scheme to confront the problem.

 


 

The lower limit would be introduced north of the border on the 5th December, however, it is subject to approval from the Scottish Parliament.

 

The IAM Director of Policy and Research Neil Greig had this to say on the issue: England and Wales are now totally out of step with drink-drive limits across the rest of Europe. 

"Existing research has shown that between 63 and 116 lives can be saved every year by a lower limit.  Different limits are also a recipe for confusion and the IAM would urge the Westminster government to review its approach as a matter of urgency.”

 

  • Keywords:

PreviousNext
Search By Manufacturer
Featured Work
10 Strange Ways Driverless Cars Will Change the World
With driverless cars set to arrive on UK roads by 2021 according to the government, they are set to change the face of personal mobility forever.
Read More »
Latest Tesimonials
Brilliant service from Chanin
Great customer service and a hassle free process. Our consultant, Fash, went out of his way to help ...
Daren Jasper has helped me tremendously during the course of me obtaining a new car. - Brilliant cus...
Great service and communication from Fash start to finish. Their portal is great and easy to use and...
Excellent Service, always helpful and happy to help. Could not ask for a better leasing company.
Read All Reviews »
 

Call us on: 0118 920 5130

 

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 20:00   

Friday: 09:00 to 18:30   

Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00    

 Follow us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Follow us on LinkedIn  Follow us on Google+

 

Select Car Leasing is a trading style of Select Contracts (UK) Limited and the firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 670832. Select Car Leasing are a credit broker not a lender. VAT Registration No 181 8746 74. ICO Registration ZA076253. Company Number 065690988. Select Car Leasing are proud to be a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) No 1846.

 


Copyright 2016 Select Car Leasing. All Rights Reserved.

Key Partners
Proud Member Of:
Find us on social media

Select Car Leasing is a trading style of Select Contracts (UK) Limited and the firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 670832. Select Car Leasing are a credit broker and not a lender. VAT Registration No 181 874674. ICO Registration ZA076253. Company Number 06569098. Select Car Leasing are proud to be a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), No 1846. Registered address: Atlantic House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD

© Copyright 2018 Select Contracts UK Limited. All Rights Reserved.

^
Top