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John Drennan: Drivers without licences to be tested at new lower limit

Published 23/10/2011 | 05:00

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has warned drivers that the new lower alcohol limits will be brought in this Friday, October 28, to coincide with the October bank holiday weekend.

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"This bank holiday weekend is regarded as a pivotal event every year for road safety, given the tragic legacy of collisions in previous years," Mr Varadkar said.

From next weekend, motorists will be subject to a new standard limit of 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. There will also be a 'virtual zero' rate of 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood for 'specified' drivers (learner, novice and professional drivers).

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