The limits for drinking and driving per country

The sad truth about drunk driving.

The sad truth about drunk driving.

Even though we are huge fans of drunken adventures we don’t like drunk driving. As you might remember Micky from LOTD once experienced that alcohol and autos don’t go well together. And we wouldn’t recommend anyone to take this risk. However the question remains when you’re too drunk to drive. It doesn’t take a record in blood alcohol content (BAC) to cause a car crash that’s for sure. But still worldwide the limits behind the wheel are very different. Here’s a schedule of all the countries in the world. Keep in mind that in some countries there are also lower BAC limits for inexperienced or professional drivers.

 

Country BAC (%) Country BAC (%)
Afghanistan 0.00 Luxembourg 0.08
Albania 0.01 Macau 0.05
Algeria 0.01 Macedonia 0.05
American Samoa 0.08 Madagascar ?
Angola No Limit Malawi 0.08
Anguilla No Limit Malaysia 0.08
Antigua and Barbuda 0.08 Maldives 0.00
Argentina 0.05 Mali 0.00
Armenia 0.00 Malta 0.08
Aruba 0.05 Manitoba 0.05
Australia 0.05 Mariana Islands 0.08
Austria 0.05 Marshall Islands ?
Azerbaijan 0.00 Martinique 0.05
Bahamas 0.08 Mauritania ?
Bahrain 0.00 Mauritius 0.05
Bangladesh 0.00 Mayotte 0.05
Barbados 0.08 Mexico 0.08
Belarus 0.04 Micronesia 0.05
Belgium 0.05 Midway Islands 0.08
Belize 0.08 Moldova 0.03
Benin 0.05 Monaco 0.05
Bermuda 0.08 Mongolia 0.02
Bhutan No Limit Montenegro 0.05
Bolivia 0.07 Montserrat 0.08
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.05 Morocco 0.00
Botswana 0.08 Mozambique 0.02
Bouvet Island 0.02 Namibia 0.05
Brazil 0.00 Nauru ?
British Virgin Islands 0.08 Navassa Island 0.08
Brunei 0.00 Nepal 0.00
Bulgaria 0.05 Netherlands 0.05
Burkina Faso No Limit Netherlands Antilles 0.05
Burma (Myanmar) ? New Caledonia 0.05
Burundi 0.10 New Zealand 0.08
Cambodia 0.05 Nicaragua 0.08
Cameroon ? Niger 0.08
Canada 0.08 Nigeria 0.00
Cape Verde 0.08 Niue ?
Cayman Islands 0.10 Norfolk Island 0.05
Chad ? North Korea 0.05
Chile 0.05 Norway 0.02
China 0.02 Oman 0.00
Christmas Island 0.05 Pakistan 0.00
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0.05 Palau 0.01
Colombia ? Panama 0.00
Comoros No Limit Papua New Guinea 0.08
Cook Islands 0.08 Paraguay 0.08
Costa Rica 0.05 Peru 0.05
Côte d’Ivoire 0.08 Philippines 0.05
Croatia 0.05 Pitcairn Islands 0.08
Cuba 0.00 Poland 0.02
Cyprus 0.05 Portugal 0.05
Czech Republic 0.00 Puerto Rico 0.08
Democratic Republic of Congo No Limit Qatar 0.00
Denmark 0.05 Reunion 0.05
Djibouti ? Romania 0.00
Dominican Republic No Limit Russia 0.03
East Timor ? Rwanda ?
Ecuador 0.07 Saint Barthelemy 0.05
Egypt 0.05 Saint Helena 0.08
El Salvador 0.05 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.08
Equatorial Guinea 0.00 Saint Lucia 0.08
Eritrea 0.00 Saint Martin 0.05
Estonia 0.02 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.05
Ethiopia No Limit Saint Vincent 0.08
Falkland Islands 0.08 Samoa 0.08
Faroe Islands 0.05 San Marino 0.08
Fiji 0.08 São Tomé and Príncipe 0.05
Finland 0.05 Saudi Arabia 0.00
France 0.05 Senegal ?
French Guiana 0.05 Serbia 0.05
French Polynesia 0.05 Seychelles 0.08
Gabon No Limit Sierra Leone ?
Gambia 0.00 Singapore 0.08
Georgia 0.03 Slovakia 0.00
Germany 0.05 Slovenia 0.05
Ghana 0.08 Solomon Islands 0.08
Gibraltar 0.05 Somalia ?
Greece 0.05 South Africa 0.05
Greenland 0.05 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0.08
Grenada 0.08 South Korea 0.05
Guadeloupe 0.05 Spain 0.05
Guam 0.08 Sri Lanka 0.08
Guatemala 0.08 Sudan 0.02
Guernsey 0.08 Suriname 0.08
Guinea 0.00 Swaziland 0.08
Guinea-Bissau 0.05 Sweden 0.02
Guyana 0.01 Switzerland 0.05
Haiti ? Syria ?
Holland 0.05 Taiwan 0.05
Honduras 0.07 Tajikistan 0.00
Hong Kong 0.05 Tanzania 0.08
Hungary 0.00 Thailand 0.05
Iceland 0.05 The Congo No Limit
India 0.03 Togo No Limit
Indonesia 0.00 Tokelau 0.08
Iran 0.00 Tonga 0.08
Iraq 0.00 Trinidad and Tobago 0.08
Ireland 0.08 Tunisia 0.00
Isle of Man 0.08 Turkey 0.05
Israel 0.05 Turkmenistan 0.03
Italy 0.05 Turks and Caicos 0.08
Jamaica 0.04 Tuvalu 0.08
Japan 0.00 Uganda 0.08
Jersey 0.08 Ukraine 0.00
Jordan 0.00 United Arab Emirates 0.00
Kazakhstan 0.00 United Kingdom 0.08
Kenya 0.08 United States 0.08
Kiribati No Limit Uruguay 0.03
Kosovo 0.05 Uzbekistan 0.00
Kuwait 0.00 Vanuatu No Limit
Kyrgyzstan 0.05 Venezuela 0.05
Laos No Limit Vietnam 0.08
Latvia 0.05 Virgin Islands 0.08
Lebanon 0.08 Wallis and Futuna 0.05
Lesotho 0.10 Yemen 0.00
Liberia 0.08 Yugoslavia 0.05
Libya 0.00 Zambia 0.08
Liechtenstein 0.08 Zimbabwe 0.08
Lithuania 0.04

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7 thoughts on “The limits for drinking and driving per country

    • Yeah you’re probably right. I think a trained drinker can have about 3 beers or something and still function perfectly, if not better, in traffic.
      I remember the story a Greek friend told me. At his drivers exam he was so nervous to do it right in the “jungle of Athens” he failed. The 2nd time he drunk 2 beers right before the exam and he did it smooth as hell and passed.
      Micky

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