Lifestyle Economics

Scotland’s experiment with a lower drink driving limit has failed


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Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

In the Media

Annabel Denham appears on BBC News

Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, has written for City AM on Scotland’s failed experiment with a lower drink driving limit. Evidence suggests that despite the hope of reducing drink driving accidents, the lower limit was not associated with a decline in road traffic accidents. Instead, the policy damaged the pub trade.

Christopher said: “The drink-driving policy is another example of politicians going after soft targets with grandstanding legislation rather than enforcing the laws that already exist“.

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