A government commissioned report has advised ministers to lower the UK’s legal drink-driving limit - and the changes are expected to be made law.
The current limit is 80mg per 100ml of blood. The suggested 50mg limit would bring the UK in line with most other European countries.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence claims the limit could save 168 lives in the first year of it’s implementation
Among other proposals included in Sir Peter North's report are an increase in random stops by the police, and lifetime driving bans for those caught more than once.
However, concerns have been raised as the proposed reduction could put motorists over the limit after just one drink.
North also added that an even lower limit for young drivers should be considered.