Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “Northern Ireland, along with the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain currently has one of the highest drink drive limits in Europe. Only a few other countries have the 80mg alcohol limit while many others have a limit of 50mg of alcohol.
“People seem to think that their driving is not impaired if they only have a little amount of alcohol but reports suggest that any amount of alcohol can have a negative impact on your reaction time on the road.
“The devastating and long lasting effects of drink driving are unfortunately only too well known. So I would urge the Environment Minister to send the message that drink driving is unacceptable by reviewing the drink drive limit, with a view to reducing it.
“The Minister must do this to ensure that our roads are safe for all.”