From the 5th December the Scottish parliament have passed a law to lower the legal limit to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The rest of the UK will remain at the 80mg limit.
The story was reported in news article in the Guardian:
“A stricter drink-drive limit has come into force in Scotland, prompting warnings that drivers in England who have one drink could be over the limit when they cross the border.
Holyrood’s justice secretary, Michael Matheson, said Scotland was leading the way in the UK as the reduced limit of 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood came into force.
While he said the change would save lives, drivers south of the border have been warned they could legally get behind the wheel after having a drink in England but be over the limit in Scotland.
The lower limit has been introduced in Scotland after Holyrood unanimously approved the move last month.
While the limit in the rest of the UK will remain at 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, campaigners called on Westminster to take a tougher approach against drink-driving.”
In the rest of the UK the legal limit is still 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood but safety group Brake wants this to be lowered to 20 mg to help reduce deaths and injuries caused by driving whilst drunk.