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How will the approach to drink driving limits change in an independent Scotland?

The Scotland Act 2012 provided the Scottish Parliament with limited powers to introduce a distinct drink driving limit and a Scottish Government consultation confirmed strong public support in Scotland for a lower limit. The Scottish Government will bring forward legislation to lower the drink driving limit once technical changes to drink drive testing devices have been made.

Independence will allow all decisions on drink driving policy to be taken in Scotland.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.

What other benefits can independence deliver for road traffic law?

Independence will give Scotland full control over road traffic criminal law, and the ability to develop policies to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Scotland’s roads. This will include opportunities to empower our police to conduct random breath tests of drivers, create different drink drive limits for different types of driver, and to consider whether existing UK law on dangerous driving, careless driving and speeding offers a sufficient deterrent to drivers who put at risk other road users and pedestrians.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.

How will people driving across the border know what different traffic laws apply?

It is the responsibility of every driver to know the rules and laws of the roads on which they are driving.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.