Belarus' Ministry of Health made an initiative to lower the permissible level of alcohol in drivers' blood to 0.3 ppm. It was stated on July 9 by chief doctor in drug abuse of MOH, Alexei Alexandrov. According to Ministry's representative, this initiative was also supported by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus.
«Currently, there being worked out a draft of the document. It is being endorsed with all concerned ministries and departments. Then, we will put our proposal for the government examination», BelTA quotes Alexei Alexandrov.
In his turn, the head of prevention department of the main department of law enforcement and prevention of public security police of MIA, Roman Melnik, explained that maximum permitted alcohol content in drivers’ blood of 0.5 ppm, used now, is high enough.
«In some countries there is a norm of 0 per thousand», Roman Miller said. «Now, we are waiting for a response from medics, who should tell us whether they can define the norm of 0.3 ppm.