Page last updated: March 31, 2016
Tougher drink drive laws in Northern Ireland for professional drivers

The Drink Driving Law has been changed again in France with the legal blood alcohol level being lowered for new drivers. The lowering of the alcohol limit is for younger inexperienced drivers, who have passed their driving test within the last 3 years. The level of blood alcohol permitted has been lowered from 0.5 grams per litre to 0.2 grams per litre. It remains at 0.5 grams for all other drivers. This new drink drive law is targeted at the 18-24 age groups as 25% of all young driver deaths were directly related to alcohol in France in the last 2 years.


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