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Through intensive deliberation between Dutch insurance companies and law enforcement, the federal government is considering reverting a law passed in 2001.

In 2001 the legal limit for alcohol consumption was brought down from 0.8ugl to 0.5ugl.

They are now considering reverting back to the 0.8ugl standard, for research turned out to show a dramatic increase in motor vehicle related injuries and deaths.

In fear of a breathalizer test, most men turn over control of the vehicle to their wife. Substantially increasing the chances of an accident.
 

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What is a UGL for people not from the EDM land?
 

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I was trying to figure out the units...here's what wikipedia has to say:

In certain countries, alcohol limits are determined by the Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC), not to be confused with BAC.

* In The Netherlands, the BrAC limit is 220 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath (μg/l, colloquially known as "Ugl)


If it's mg/mL, though (which wikipedia also says is used in the Netherlands), it's basically off by a power of ten from ours: .1mg/mL = .01% "BAC" (g/100 mL), which is what your figures seem to indicate (.8 being equivilant to our .08 as a legal limit).

BTW:
Because the density of blood is 1.06 g/mL, there is a very close approximation between mass/volume and volume/volume measurements. For this reason, a mg/mL is approximately the same as a mg/g. An exact conversion is 1 mg/g = 1.06 mg/mL.

In the vernacular and even in popular media, the abbreviation BAC is often used as a unit. For example, in the United States, BAC has become synonymous with g/100 mL and percent by mass. When discussing BAC across international boundaries, it is best to use appropriate units.
 
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