alasta: There have been a couple of occasions when I have been breath tested after having drunk the maximum safe amount according to my guidelines (which isn't very much) and on both occasions I was able to see the 'no alcohol' reading on the display.
So, even if we did impose a zero limit I would suspect that the limitations of the detection equipment used would make it impossible to enforce.
That is not true.
1) The equipment can probably be re-calibrated to measure ANY alcohol. Since the present limit is high, they probably don't concern themselves with accuracy below a certain point at the moment. If we can put men on the moon I am sure we can measure breath alcohol even if we need new machines.
2) Mandatory blood tests following accidents would catch anyone. Admittedly too late to prevent whatever damage that they have caused.