Friday 30th November 2007
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Motorists in the UK may soon be forbidden from drinking anything alcoholic before taking to the road, it has been claimed.

According to the Glasgow Evening Times, roads safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick has stated that "there is always an argument for zero tolerance".

Indeed, it may be that motorists risk a crash even if they drink within the legal limit, potentially compromising their car insurance policies in the future as cover firms could increase costs for those they consider a hazard.

Mr Fitzpatrick stated that officials will be discussing the matter in the next few months, it added.

"We are going to be consulting early next year on whether to keep the limit as it stands or drop it, and whether to introduce random breath testing of motorists," he said.

Figures from the Department for Transport show that some 3,150 people on the roads were killed in collisions last year.

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