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Legal blood alcohol limits in Europe

Alcohol driving limits in Europe


The legal blood alcohol limit for driving in European countries. For more information, including the penalty for exceeding alcohol limit can be found in the relevant section for each country.

Blood alcohol limit for driving in Europe

Data in the table can be sorted in ascending/descending order by clicking on the column header.

Country Legal limit (‰) Note
Albania 0.1  
Andorra 0.5  
Armenia 0.00  
Austria 0.49 for novice (experience less 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.1 ‰
Azerbaijan 0.29  
Belarus 0.3 from August 12, 2011
Belgium 0.49 if your experience up to 2 years you will automatically be prosecuted
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.3  
Bulgaria 0.49  
Croatia 0.5  
Cyprus 0.5  
Czech 0.00  
Denmark 0.5  
Estonia 0.2  
Finland 0.5  
France 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) and bus driver permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Georgia 0.3  
Germany 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) and all persons < 21 years permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Great Britain 0.8  
Greece 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years), motorcycles and mopeds drivers permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Hungary 0.00  
Iceland 0.5  
Ireland 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Italy 0.5 for novice (experience up to 3 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Latvia 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Liechtenstein 0.8  
Lithuania 0.4 for novice (experience up to 2 years) and motorcyclists permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Luxembourg 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Macedonia 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Malta 0.8  
Moldova 0.00  
Montenegro 0.3  
Netherlands 0.5 for novice (experience up to 5 years) and mopeds drivers < 24 years permitted blood alcohol level is 0.2 ‰
Norway 0.2  
Poland 0.2  
Portugal 0.49  
Romania 0.00  
Russia 0.35  
Serbia 0.3  
Slovakia 0.00  
Slovenia 0.5 for novice (experience up to 3 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Spain 0.5 for novice (experience up to 2 years) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.3 ‰
Sweden 0.2  
Switzerland 0.5 for novice (experience up to 1 year) permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Turkey 0.5 for drivers of cars with caravans or trailers permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰
Ukraine 0.00 tolerance 0.2 ‰


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