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European Commission may introduce a common zero BAC limit for all novice drivers

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a resolution for the European Commission to evaluate the “added value” of a 0.0 mg/ml limit on novice drivers across all member states, as part of a series of measures intended to increase road safety. MEPs heard that approximately 25% of all EU road-traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and the parliament expressed support for some member states’ existing zero-tolerance drink-driving policies. The zero limit would also apply to professional drivers, and further, MEPs discussed the EU-wide introduction of alcohol interlock devices during a wider debate about the benefits of driver assistance systems and technology.

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