Opinion: Drinking and driving, the case for zero tolerance

An increased number of deadly accidents and too high a number of positive alcohol tests during roadside checkpoints in several European countries have brought the issue of zero tolerance for drinking and driving to the forefront. The discussion about zero alcohol tolerance is rightfully also being discussed in Lithuania.
A police checkpoint
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

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Opinion: Drinking and driving, the case for zero tolerance

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