Lithuania lowered drink drive limits

Lithuania introduced a zero tolerance limit for some commercial and novice drivers starting from January this year, European Transport Safety Council reports.

Lithuania, which has a general 0.4 limit, announced last year that it will introduce a zero tolerance approach for some commercial drivers and novice drivers from January.

Ireland reduced its drink driving limit to 0.5 g/l in 2011 with a 0.2 limit for novice and professional drivers. The country has made impressive progress on cutting road deaths overall, and their measures on drink driving are seen as an important contributor.

Switzerland went from 0.8 to 0.5 in 2005. There was a 44% reduction in alcohol-related deaths in the period 2005 to 2008, compared to the period 2002 to 2004 according to the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention, an ETSC member.

Source: ETSC

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