Fall in Tayside drink-driving figures By The Courier Reporter August 13 2015, 12.36pm Share Fall in Tayside drink-driving figures Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/208767/fall-in-tayside-drink-driving-figures/ Copy Link PICTURE POSED BY MODEL Road Traffic constable John Parry from Police Scotland demonstrates breathalyser equipment at a drink-drive limit change awareness event at Lockerbie Police Station, Scotland, as the reduced drink-driving limit comes in to force at the end of this week. ... Reduced drink drive limit ... 03-12-2014 ... Lockerbie ... UK ... Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire. Unique Reference No. 21635129 ... Picture date: Wednesday December 3, 2014. The Scottish Parliament last month unanimously approved measures to reduce the legal limit from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml of blood with the change coming into force from Friday. See PA story SCOTLAND Alcohol. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire The number of drivers caught over the drink-drive limit has dropped by nearly 11% in Tayside since the introduction of new legislation. Between December 2014 and June 2015, 171 people were charged with being over the limit. The same period the year before saw officers stop and charge 192 people when the limit was 80mg per 100ml of blood. Since the limit was reduced to 50mg per 100ml of blood, the majority of people were charged with readings that were lower than the year before. Thirteen people who were charged gave readings which would not have seen them prosecuted the year before.