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Swedes to Denmark: Lower the legal alcohol limit

In Denmark, is the legal alcohol limit of 0.5, and it means that you can legally sit behind the wheel, even though you have got a single beer.
And exactly why should Denmark lowering the blood alcohol limit to 0.2, sounds a call from Sweden.

It writes TV2, who have spoken with Marie Nordén, who is the secretary general of the NTF, which is Sweden's version of the Council for Safe Traffic.

Sweden lowered already in 1990, the blood alcohol limit for driving with liquor in the blood from 0.5 to 0.2, and now it sounds the council from the NTF, that we in Denmark should do the same.

- I would recommend Denmark to lower the threshold. If you have a limit of 0.5 parts per thousand, people may think that it is okay to drink a beer or two and then run. With this limit, we say that you can't run, if you have been drinking, says Marie Nordén to TV 2.

For TV2 explains Nordén on, that Sweden has established the legal alcohol limit of 0.2 parts per thousand, so there is room to eat candy or desserts with alcohol, without consequences.

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In Sweden, living there almost twice as many as in Denmark. In the last year lost 53 persons life in a spiritusulykke in Sweden, while it for the comparison were 38 persons in Denmark.
Seen over the last ten years - from 2010 to 1029 - according to the Council for Safe Traffic has been a large decline in the number of people killed and seriously injured persons in Denmark in road accidents, where there has been alcohol involved.

From 2016 to 2018 is the positive development however, stagnated.

In about four out of five of the spritulykker with killed or seriously injured, there is a under the influence of alcohol driver of a motorized vehicle involved in the accident.

in fact, the Council for Safe Traffic has previously come with the same advice, as the Swedish NTF now provides to Denmark. Back in 2013 sounded the message from the Council for Safe Traffic, that Denmark should lower the blood alcohol limit for driving with liquor in the blood from 0.5 to 0.2.

- Experience from other countries shows that a lowering of the blood alcohol limit will save lives, said Jesper Sølund, dokumentationschef in the Council for Safe Traffic, then to the Althing.

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