The government has announced that they are going to lower the drink driving limit.
Prime Minister John Key says cabinet has agreed to lower the blood alcohol limit for all drivers.
The limit will fall from 0.08ml per 100ml of blood to 0.05ml.
Key said the new lower limit would give fines to drivers caught between the old limit and the new one.
He said the government had a strong track record for road safety, with the road toll falling by about 100 deaths a year while in government.
“The work is not over, no death is acceptable.”
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said the decision was striking a balance of showing that the government was serious about alcohol in driving, while deciding whether drivers were criminals. Read more »