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EU to cut drink-driving limits

“EU could force cut in drink limit” (Daily Mail, 19 January 2001, page 10)
Britain may be forced to slash its drink-drive limit by almost half to bring it in line with most other EU countries.

This is incorrect. The EU could not force a cut from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml in Britain. Though the Commission has recommended a cut in the drink limit, it has no power to set common rules.