In 2017, Dorset has sadly seen the number of road deaths increase. Over a quarter of the fatalities have involved a motorist driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. In England & Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in the body. This is the most generous legal drink drive threshold in Europe.

For information, the alcohol limits used in other European countries are listed below:
  • 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres: England & Wales, Malta. 
  • 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.
  • 40 milligrams per 100 millilitres: Lithuania.
  • 20 milligrams per 100 millilitres: Cyprus, Estonia, Poland, Sweden.
  • 0 milligrams per 100 millilitres: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia.

* 1. Do you think that the drink drive limit in England and Wales should be lowered?

* 2. How confident are you that you know how much alcohol you can legally consume before driving under the current limit?

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* 3. Please select the option that applies to you.


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If the drink drive limit was lowered, I would feel safer when travelling in Dorset.

If the drink drive limit was lowered, motorists would be more cautious about how much alcohol they consume before driving.
If the drink drive limit was lowered, motorists would be more cautious about driving the morning after drinking the night before.

* 4. If the drink drive limit was lowered, how would this affect your behaviour?
Please select the statement which BEST applies to you.

* 5. Which road user group primarily applies to you? 
If you belong to more than one of the groups below, please select the ONE mode of transport you use most often.

* 6. Where in Dorset do you live?

* 7. Which age category applies to you?

* 8. Please indicate your gender.