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NURSES CALL FOR ZERO
ALCOHOL LIMIT FOR UK DRIVERS
Nurses at the Royal College of Nursing Conference last week called for a zero-
A formal call from the College would carry some weight, and is likely to receive widespread support not just from the medical profession, but from road safety groups and possibly the motoring associations. A reduction is already being discussed in Northern Ireland and in Scotland.
The current limit in the UK is 80mg or alcohol per 100ml of blood, but nurses say that there is widespread confusion about what people were allowed to consume, and what the alcoholic content of different drinks actually is. The only way to end the confusion and hopefully prevent needless death and injury was to ban it altogether. Most countries in Europe have a limit of 50mg, and Romania, Estonia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have a zero limit. Only Malta and Ireland have 80mg limits.
Ms Evans said research had shown that just one unit of alcohol -
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RCN CONFERENCE: NURSES call for a zero drink-
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