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New Drink Drive Guidelines

05 December 2014 | tagged Current issues

The Lord Advocate has issued guidelines on the new drink driving limits which come into effect in Scotland on 5 December 2014.

Since 1983, no proceedings were instituted for contraventions of the Road Traffic Act 1972 on the basis of a breath/alcohol reading less than 40 microgrammes.

From 5 December 2014, this is no longer applicable and where there is sufficient and reliable evidence, and where it is in the public interest to do so, the Crown will prosecute drink drive cases that contravene the law.

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