A new poll shows the majority of Kiwis believe they should not drive after consuming more than two standard alcoholic drinks.

Despite an overwhelming weight of scientific research and the advice of the Law Commission, the Ministry of Transport and top police officers, the Cabinet decided this year against lowering the drink-drive limit from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml of blood, which would have brought it into line with Australia and most of Europe. Some countries, such as Japan, have an even lower limit.

Is the Government right to refrain from immediately proposing a lowering of the adult limit to 50mg?

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