Lowering the drink-drive limit doesn’t reduce the number of car crashes, figures show after law change in Scotland fails to make a difference

Lowering the drink-driving limit in Scotland did not reduce the number of road traffic accidents, researchers have found.

The alcohol limit was cut from 80mg – as in England – to 50mg per 100ml of blood in December 2014.

Campaigners have repeatedly called for the rest of the UK to follow Scotland’s lead.