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Police call for tougher drink driving laws
Written by The Law Store
The Police Federation of England and Wales have called for the drink drive limit to be halved. This move comes as police grow more concerned over the doubling of women drink drivers. Recent research has revealed that women now account for 17% of convictions compared to just 9% in 1998.
As a result, the Police Federation of England and Wales have called for tougher laws on alcohol to be introduced which could mean that drivers could be over the limit after just one pint. The research carried out by Social Research Associates (SRA) also revealed that 40% of female drivers had drunk before driving with many unsure as to whether they were over the legal limit or not.
Last year, Scotland saw the legal limit cut from 80mg in every 100ml of blood to 50mg. The Police Federation is looking to copy these changes. The change in Scotland has seen the average man limited to just under a pint of beer or a large glass of wine and women limited to half a pint of beer and small glass of wine.
To find out more about the current drink driving limits and if you are facing prosecution simply click here.