The Royal College of Nursing council will consider whether to adopt a 0% alcohol limit for driving.
A motion was put by the Cambrigeshire branch today (28/4) and was moved to the council after points of order were raised at the mid-day session.
David Wilkinson, voting member and chair of the Medway branch, said: “The figures for drink-driving are horrifying and quite avoidable. Who knows what is the safe limit? Surely nothing is the safe limit. Onde person killed or seriously injured as a result of drink-driving is one person too many.”
But the motion was opposed by David Brown, a voting member from Essex.
He told delegates: “Beer and traffic don’t mix but a zero per cent limit is unrealistic. A single trifle or mouthwash in the morning could put you over the limit.”
The RCN Council will consider the motion in consultation with its clinical leads.