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Tougher drink-drive rule for R-plate drivers?

A lower drink-drive limit is under consideration for newly-qualified drivers in the Isle of Man.

Proposals for a two-tier system would see those with R-plates subject to a level of 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, instead of the current figure of 80.

A public consultaiton on the idea ends this afternoon (Friday), and Rushen MHK Quintin Gill is urging anyone with a view to email the Department of Infrastructure before the deadline.

Research suggests lower drink-drive limits help prevent serious road accidents among young drivers.

Mr Gill says it's controversial idea (play audio file):

Submissions can be emailed to Chris.Hannon@gov.im at the Department of Infrastructure.

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