Alcohol limit for drink driving should be much lower

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1284.1

We inadvertently introduced confusion over the blood alcohol concentrations in this letter by Ediriweera B R Desapriya (10 April, p 895). Near the start of the second paragraph, the range should be 0.8 mg/ml to 1.0 mg/ml. The legal limit cited later in that paragraph is 0.8 mg/ml, and the risk of a crash increases above a concentration of 0.2 mg/ml. In the final paragraph, the concentration should again have been cited in mg/ml (as 0.8 mg/ml).