Drunken Driving Law Hits Scottish Economy
They’re being driven to drink … less. Scotland passed a new drunken driving law in December that reduced the legal blood alcohol limit by 40 percent, down from 80 mg in every 100 ml of blood to 50 mg. This is reportedly keeping people from having a pint after work or a beer with lunch, and may also be driving the 60 percent slump in bar sales since January. Northern Ireland is now ginning up for a similar change, and the rest of the U.K. may not be far behind.