A new survey from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has highlighted the growing calls for the introduction of harsher punishments for anyone drinking and driving.
According to the results of an online poll conducted by the road safety charity earlier this month, which was based on 2,114 responses, 80 per cent of motorists believe those who repeatedly drive while over the legal alcohol limit should have their vehicles seized and sold or scrapped.
A further 50 per cent believe that this should also happen to any motorists found to be several times over the limit.
The survey also revealed that the majority of respondents were behind reducing the drink-drive limit with 66 per cent wanting to see it lowered to a maximum of 50mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
Meanwhile, 28 per cent think a zero-tolerance policy should be introduced.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “The support is there for tougher treatment of drink drivers.
“Not only do the majority want a lower limit – they also want tougher punishment for those that break the law, especially the worst offenders who present the greatest danger to other road users, their passengers and themselves."
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