Thursday 27 October 2011

Drivers take extra care - lower drink drive limits from midnight 27th October 2011

New lower drink driving limits come into effect in the Republic of Ireland  from midnight Thursday 27th October.

On the day the country goes to the poll to elect a new President see the level being cut from 80mg (like in the UK) to 50mg as in countries like France and Italy. 

The new regulations also mean it will be 20mg for professional drivers, learner drivers and newly qualified drivers.

The Government is issuing stiff penalties for anyone over the limit with points, €200 fines and the risk of being disqualified.

This now means that it will only be safe to drink one glass of wine to drive (or equivallent). Take care that you do not go over the limit.

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