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Brake 'bitterly disappointed' by North drink-drive recommendation

Wednesday 16th June 2010

Brake, the road safety charity, says it is 'bitterly disappointed' by Sir  Peter North's recommendation that the UK drink drive limit be cut to 50mg alcohol per 100ml blood.
Brake says this recommendation would still leave the public in confusion over ‘how much is too much’.
Julie Townsend, Brake’s deputy chief executive, said: “Sir Peter North has missed a fantastic opportunity to make far-reaching recommendations to government based on the evidence at hand.

"It makes no sense to lower the drink drive limit to 50mg/100ml blood when even government campaigns are sending out the message that you shouldn’t drink any alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

"Let’s get the message straight so there can be no confusion – let’s make the limit 20mg alcohol or less, an effective zero tolerance approach.”

For more information contact Ellen Booth on 01484 559909.


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