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Seasonal clampdown pre-empts New Year review

MOTORISTS have been urged to have 'none for the road' in the latest Christmas and New Year clampdown on drink-driving. The Government's 1997/98 £2 million campaign was launched as the Government announced that it is to undertake a review of the drink-drive laws in the New Year. The move is expected to result in the slashing of the drink-driving limit from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg.

However the Department of Transport stressed that no decisions had yet been made and that the public would be invited to give their views before any changes were implemented. A spokesman said: 'We are going to be issuing a consultation document early in the New Year which will discuss a range of options including the potential reduction of the drink-drive limit. It will also look at measures for more serious or repeat offenders. The 50mg limit means you have no margin for error as it means you should not drink and drive at all, but no decisions have yet been made and there will be a full public consultation process when everyone will be able to give their opinions.'

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