UK Driving Limits For Vehicles operated on a normal Driving licenseBlood test – 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres, 80mg/ml, 0.08 BAC, 0.8 Promille Breath Test – 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath BrACFor Professional drivers and operatives.
Under the new Railways Transportation Safety Bill the Government have now introduced new limits for those working in the Transport Industry. The new limit is just 0.02% – one quarter the UK Drink-Drive limit of 0.08% and the lowest detectable level possible allowing for the residual levels that can exist in anyone whether they’ve been drinking or not. The new rules apply to Pilots, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers, Aircraft Engineers, Train Drivers, and Commercial Seamen
Blood test – 20 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres, 20mg/ml, 0.02 BAC, 0.2 Promille
Breath test – 9 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath (BrAC)