Legal Limits for Alcohol in European Traffic
 
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For driving motor vehicle in road traffic under the influence of alcohol different national limits for blood alcohol or breath alcohol concentrations and different penalties are are valid in the European countries:

Country Blood Alcohol Breath Alcohol Fine
Austria 50 mg/100 ml at least 220 €
Belgium 50 mg/100 ml at least 140 €
Bulgaria 50 mg/100 ml at least 200 €
Croatia 0 mg/100 ml at least 70 €
Cyprus 90 mg/100 ml up to 1740 €
Czech. Rep. 0 mg/100 ml up to 450 €
Danmark 50 mg/100 ml at least 540 €
Estland 0 mg/100 ml up to 1150 €
Germany 50 mg/100 ml 25 µg/100 ml at least 250 €
Finland 50 mg/100 ml 22 µg/100 ml at least 15 € DR*
France 50 mg/100 ml at least 750 €
Great Britain 80 mg/100 ml 35 µg/100 ml up to 7200 €
Greece 50 mg/100 ml ** at least 80 €
Hungary 0 mg/100 ml up to 380 €
Ireland 80 mg/100 ml at least 1270 €
Italy 50 mg/100 ml at least 260 €
Latvia 50 mg/100 ml at least 140 €
Lithuania 40 mg/100 ml at least 290 €
Luxembourg 80 mg/100 ml up to 1250 €
Macedonia 50 mg/100 ml at least 70 €
Netherlands 50 mg/100 ml at least 190 €
Norway 20 mg7100 ml at least 630 €
Poland 20 mg/100 ml up to 1200 €
Portugal 50 mg/100 ml at least 250 €
Romania 0 mg/100 mg at least 50 €
Serb-Montenegro 50 mg/100 ml at least 60
Slowakia 0 mg/100 ml up to 270 €
Slowenia 50 mg/100 ml up to 270 €
Spain 50 mg/100 ml at least 300 €
Sweden 20 mg/100 ml at least 30 € DR*
Swisse 50 mg/100 ml at least 775 €
Turkey 50 mg/100 ml *** at least 150 €

* DR = Daily Rate (calculation according month income)
** Motorcycler, License less than 2 Years: 20 mg/100 ml
*** Cars without trailer, else 0 mg/100 ml
(according: ADAC-Motorwelt 05/2006)

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Last Update: 11/19/2010 - IMPRINT - FAQ