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RoSPA welcomes govt plans but urges lower drink drive limit

RoSPA welcomes govt plans but urges lower drink drive limit

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed new measures outlined by the government to tackle drink and drug driving.

According to the charity, moves to close legal loopholes and improve testing equipment will heighten overall safety on the UK's roads.

However, RoSPA said that in conjunction to these measures, the government should consider reducing the legal alcohol limit in order to put motorists off drink driving.

The suggestion comes after a similar recommendation from last year's North Report on Drink and Drug Driving.

Duncan Vernon, road safety manager at RoSPA, said: "Lowering the limit would back up road safety messages about how and why driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and would help to encourage people not to drink any alcohol before driving."

He added that the government should cut the limit from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

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