Drunk drivers have been an issue in our country - and every other - since alcohol and cars began to coexist.
Driving while under the influence endangers not only yourself, but others as well. Keeping that in mind, Scotland began enforcing a new law in December 2014 that reduced blood alcohol limit from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg per 100ml.
According to results from kimping14's poll, it's a popular new law. A recent poll conducted on Viewsbank suggested that 83 percent of the British population support the new law, while only 17 percent opposed it.
Those results are less than surprising. It's easy to get into a vehicle thinking that the alcohol you consumed won't affect your driving. But even trace amounts of alcohol slow down your reactions, endangering yourself and others. Many of us have been or know someone who has been directly involved in a car accident through no fault of their own, sustaining injury and even death simply because the other driver was under the influence.
It's no coincidence that the new law in Scotland came into effect right before Christmas and New Year's Eve, when the roads become busier (and slicker due to colder weather) while the drinking rate goes up.
The UK-wide legal limit remains at 80mg but if numerous surveys begin showing approval for the new Scottish law, that may change. Already, blood alcohol levels that are only narrowly under the 80mg limit can be viewed as an aggravating factor if the driver was involved in an accident.
What do you think? Are we moving toward a legal drink-drive limit for all of the United Kingdom, and is that a good thing?