Drink driving limit in England
Get the facts on drink driving and the law in England.
Drink driving kills. The police advice is clear: even if you’ve had a small amount of alcohol, you shouldn’t drive.
Drinking alcohol slows down the mind and body’s responses, making it harder to react to unexpected situations, increasing the chances of having an accident behind the wheel.
The drink drive limit is the same for England, Northern Ireland and Wales but is different in Scotland. The current limit in England is:
The number of drinks you've had does not matter – the drink driving law in England is clear.
If you’re driving under the influence of alcohol you risk: