Jump in drink drivers caught morning after their night out: Arrests between 6am and 8am rise by 4% in a year

The number of ‘morning-after’ motorists caught over the drink-drive limit the day after a night out on the tiles is increasing.
Arrests between 6am and 8am for drink-driving following a heavy night rose by nearly 4 per cent last year, according to police figures.

Many motorists do not realise they are still at risk of being over the limit even after hours of sleeping it off.

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It’s time to lower the drink-drive limit to match the rest of Europe

The UK’s drink drive limit is higher than it is in just about every other country in Europe. Happy about that?

The UK’s drink-driving limit was originally set in 1967, when there were a lot less cars on the road and our attitudes towards road safety in general were a touch more liberal than they are nowadays, to put it mildly.

So is it right almost half a century later – and with millions more cars on our roads – that we should still be allowed to drive so long as we are under the 80mg per 100ml blood/alcohol limit?

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