Zero tolerance bans on drinking and driving are underway in both Argentina and Uruguay.
Zero tolerance laws make it illegal to drive with any measurable alcohol in the body. In the United States, zero tolerance laws apply only to motorists under 21 years of age or on DUI probation.
On April 29, incoming Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez announced he would seek to significantly reduce the permissible blood-alcohol level for drivers. Meanwhile, Argentina’s Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo said during a radio interview on April 28 that he intends to send a “Zero Alcohol” bill to Congress.