Nine out of ten drivers don’t know drink-drive limit
NINE out of 10 motorists cannot correctly identify the current English drink-drive limit.
And nearly one in seven drivers also admitted that they think it is okay to drink an (alcoholic) Long Island Ice Tea before getting behind the wheel.
Of the 1,000 motorists questioned in the drink-drive study by the Accident Advice Helpline, 44 per cent admitted that they wanted to see a zero tolerance policy adopted, and a further 29 per cent wanted to see the current drink drive limit lowered.
The survey found that men were better at identifying the drink-drive limit than women, with 17 per cent and nine per cent correctly identifying the right limit respectively.
David Carter of Accident Advice Helpline said that “Motorists find it hard to know what 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100ml of blood actually is.
“While there are general rules of how much you can drink everyone is different so the only way to be 100 per cent sure you’re fit to drive is to not drink at all.”
He has urged motorists to adopt a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving because of poor awareness of the limit.