The DGT traffic authority is considering reducing the alcohol limit to zero for new and young drivers in Spain and those who do so professionally, including road-haulage and taxi drivers.


General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) chief, Gregorio Serrano, says the move will ‘remove potential killers from Spain’s roads’ and said that the zero-rule already applies in other countries.


The alcohol limit for motorists currently is 0.25 milligrams per litre in a breath test, which amounts to a small glass of wine.


Serrano’s comments come on the back of news last week that the Government is going to get tough on regular drink and drug-drivers by ordering them to have medical tests in order for them to get back their licenses.