What is the legal alcohol limit when driving?
The legal alcohol limit is regulated in section 65 of the National Road Traffic Act. The limits for alcohol content in the blood specimen of the motorist must be less than 0.05 grams per 100 millilitres and in the case of a professional driver, not more than 0.02 grams per 100 millilitres. The other method of testing a motorists alcohol content is by way of a breathalyser test. The limitations on a specimen of breath in a motorist is 0.24 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres, and in a professional driver 0.10 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres.
These are the current alcohol limits imposed by the National Road Traffic Act, however please note that there is a proposed amendment to the legal limits which severely reduces those currently in place and has therefore not been put into effect as yet. The AA will however keep you updated with any changes to the current legislation.