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United Kingdom

Alcohol limits

Maximum blood alcohol content [g/l]

0,8 g/l

Standard drivers0,5 g/l in Scotland

0,8 g/l

Novice drivers0,5 g/l in Scotland

0,8 g/l

Professional drivers0,5 g/l in Scotland


The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/EU) has been compiled by the Commission. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in the United Kingdom, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.