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Finland Mulls Slashing Alcohol Limits for Drivers

This spring Justice Minister Tuija Brax and various government agencies are considering curbing drunken driving limits in a move to make roads safer.

Image: Tiina Karjalainen / Yle

National police commissioner Mikko Paatero recently proposed slashing the legal alcohol limit for drivers from the current 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 20mg per 100ml.

Brax says she won’t take a stand on the matter until she receives a European-wide study on drunken driving next month. The study details the effects lower legal alcohol limits have had in Spain, Austria and Germany, where new drivers face a limit of 20mg/100 ml.

The government is also homing in on boaters' blood alcohol limits.

Sources: YLE

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