TOUGHER laws to combat drink and drug driving are what most Britons want, says Huddersfield-based road safety charity Brake.
A report by Brake and Direct Line insurers revealed 92% of motorists surveyed wanted a law to combat people driving under the influence of drugs.
At the moment, a prosecution can only be brought against a drug-driver if the police have evidence the driver was driving badly.
Of the 800 drivers surveyed, 71% agreed the limit of 80mg alcohol per 100ml blood should be lowered.
Following a change in Ireland’s laws in December, Britain and Malta are the only remaining European countries with a drink-drive limit higher than the EU-recommended 50mg alcohol per 100ml blood.
Brake deputy chief executive Cathy Keele said: “It’s time for bold action by policymakers to demonstrate they are listening to public concerns.”