Drinking and driving in the EU
The legal limit
The legal limit is not the same in all EU-member states. In Table 1 the legal limits of the 25 EU-member states are presented. Some EU-member states have different penalties for different limits and have different limits for novice drivers and professional drivers. These limits are not mentioned in Table 1.
Table 1: legal alcohol limits for the general driver population
|Country||Standard BAC limit|
|Rep. of Ireland||50mg|
* Plans are underway in Northern Ireland and Scotland to move to 50mg