New Lower Drink-Drive Introduced In Scotland Reduction Means Drivers Crossing Border Could Be Over Limit 05.12.2014 A new drink-drive limit has been introduced in Scotland, making the legal limit less than that of the rest of the UK. The new limit has been reduced to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, whereas the current limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80mg per 100ml. The changes to the law mean that those driving across the border into Scotland after consuming alcohol may find themselves to be over the legal limit, and subject to random checks from police just past the border. Plans to change the limit have been well-received by officials. Highlighting the success that a similar policy amendment had in Ireland, Holyrood's Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: "Scotland is leading the way across the UK. The new limit has backing from experts, road safety campaigners and the majority of the public north and south of the border. "This change will bring Scotland into line with most of Europe. It's not about criminalising drivers, it's about making our roads safer and sending a clear message that even one alcoholic drink will affect the ability to drive. "Today we are sending a clear message to drivers who continue to ignore the warnings that there is never an excuse to drink and drive." Related articles 23.05.2017Tribunal To Determine Status Of Deliveroo Riders 23.05.2017Terminally Ill Hospital Worker Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis 23.05.2017Taylor Report Expected To Recommend Right To Request Guaranteed Hours 22.05.2017Former Commercial Manager Appeals To Former Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Diagnosis 22.05.2017Wallsend Road Bridge Asbestos Removal Welcomed 'But Questions Remain'