Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Interventions to reduce road traffic injuries: reducing drink-driving

Situation and trends

Drinking and driving increases the risk of being involved in a crash, as well as the severity of resulting injuries. Setting and enforcing legislation on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits of 0.05 g/dl can lead to significant reductions in alcohol-related crashes.

89 countries now have a comprehensive drink-driving law, defined as a BAC limit of 0.05 g/dl or less, in line with best practice.

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