Blood alcohol content (mg/ml)
         
  standard novice professional additional information
 
Belgique / België BE 0,50 0,50 0,50  
България (Bulgaria) BG 0,50 0,50 0,50  
Česká republika CZ 0,00 0,00 0,00  
Danmark DK 0,50 0,50 0,50  
Deutschland DE 0,50 0,00 * 0,00 ** * Experience up to 2 years;
** Drivers working in passenger transport sector (e.g. taxi driver)
Eesti EE 0,20 0,20 0,20  
Ελλάδα (Elláda) EL 0,50 * 0,20 ** 0,20 *** * 0.20 for motorcycles and mopeds drivers;
** Experience up to 2 years;
*** Drivers of public vehicles, lorries>3.5t, buses, ambulances, dangerous goods vehicles.
España ES 0,50 0,30 * 0,30 * Experience up to 2 years
France FR 0,50 0,50 0,20 * * Bus drivers
Éire/Ireland IE 0,80 0,80 0,80  
Island IS 0,50 0,50 0,50  
Italia IT 0,50 0,50 0,50  
Κύπρος (Kypros) / Kibris CY 0,50 0,50 0,50  
  LV 0,50 0,20 * 0,50 * Experience up to 2 years
Lietuva LT 0,40 0,20 * 0,20 * Experience up to 2 years
Luxembourg LU 0,50 0,20 * 0,20 * Experience up to 2 years
Magyarország HU 0,00 0,00 0,00  
Malta MT 0,80 0,80 0,80  
Nederland NL 0,50 0,20 * 0,50 * Experience up to 5 years
Norge NO 0,20 0,20 0,20  
Österreich AT 0,50 0,10 * 0,10 * Experience up to 2 years
Polska PL 0,20 0,20 0,20  
Portugal PT 0,50 0,50 0,50  
România RO 0,00 0,00 0,00  
Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera CH 0,50 0,50 0,00 * * During working time and 6 h. before work : alcohol consumption forbidden
Slovenija SI 0,20 0,00 * 0,00 * Persons < 21 years and experience up to 2 years (even if owning a driving licence for another category)
Slovensko SK 0,00 0,00 0,00  
Suomi / Finland FI 0,50 0,50 0,50  
Sverige SE 0,20 0,20 0,20  
United Kingdom UK 0,80 0,80 0,80  
           
The above data are given for information only. In case of conflict with the legal traffic rules in Countries, the latter shall apply. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following data.
Unless otherwise stated, the rules mentioned above apply to private (passenger) cars only. Powered two-wheelers and commercial vehicles are subject to specific rules - not mentioned here.