Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright supports call to lower drink drive limit

Police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright

Police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, is one of nine police and crime commissioners backing a private members bill that would lower the drink driving limits in England and Wales.

The bill, sponsored by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, would reduce the current limits from 80mg alcohol/100ml blood to 50mg, past the first stage when it was discussed in the House of Lords last Friday.

It will now move on to the committee stage in the House of Lords, where the full details of the bill will be considered.

Sir Graham, said: “The consequences of incidents caused by drink drivers can be catastrophic resulting in life changing injuries or even death. It is the emergency services that have the terrible task of dealing with the aftermath.

“Alcohol affects driving ability and the current limits are too generous and should be reduced. Scotland has led the way on alcohol policy having introduced a lower drink drive limit in late 2014. I am urging parliament to make similar changes for England and Wales.

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“A lower drink drive limit will help reduce the numbers of people dying or suffering life changing injuries on the roads – and ultimately make our communities safer.”

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