Letter: Alcohol crisis

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The Independent Culture
Sir: A survey finds that more than 2 million people drive while over the current blood-alcohol limit ("Millions of drivers defying drink law", 7 August). More evidence to support government proposals to lower the limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood? The opposite.

If the limit were reduced, even more people would be driving while they were over it. Police resources would be spread more thinly, and they would have less chance of catching the drink-drivers most likely to be involved in a serious accident - the ones with more than double the current legally permitted level of alcohol in their blood.

ANDREW BARR

London NW6

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