Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Lower drink-drive level proposals for Isle of Man

Feedback on plans for a lower drink-drive limit to be imposed on newly qualified drivers in the Isle of Man is to be scrutinised by politicians.

A consultation period ends later on plans to reduce the alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for new drivers.

The two-tier system is being considered as a way of reducing serious road accidents among young drivers.

Members of the House of Keys are to consider the submitted comments.

Rushen MHK Quintin Gill said: "Sending a message that it's almost an entitlement to drink to a certain level and still drive is entirely contrary to the message which has rightly been put out for many years.

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