Here is an extract from an article in The Times 21/4/09
Britain used to have Europe’s safest roads. No longer. Over the past six years the Netherlands and Sweden have been able to boast of lower road death rates and more success in cutting the number of drink-related crashes. What has not changed is the British legal limit for drink-driving, which stands at 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood despite two abandoned efforts by the Government to bring it down in line with European norms.
A third effort is announced today. It deserves to survive the journey to the statute book.