Police chief makes fresh call for lower drink drive limit
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, is once again urging the Government to lower the national drink drive limit from 80mg to 50mg.
Her calls for more action to save lives and improve road safety come following the release of figures by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) earlier this week, which reveal there are 240 deaths and 8,000 casualties as a result of drink driving every year.
There has been no reduction in the number of fatalities since 2010.
It is not only drunk drivers who are affected: 60% of those killed or injured in drink driving incidents are people... read more
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