A zero alcohol limit for newly-qualified drivers will be debated by MEPs next week.
Speaking in the Parliament local MEP Alex Mayer will say a ban makes sense and could save lives.
Despite years of hard hitting campaigns, one in eight deaths on British roads still involve a driver over the drink-drive limit.
Newly qualified drivers in their 20s have the highest rates of drink driving crashes and young drivers who crash are twice as likely to be impaired by alcohol as older drivers who crash.
Ms Mayer said: “Not a single drop of alcohol before driving for newly qualified drivers is a simple and easy message. Yes, it is a controversial recommendation, but I believe it would save lives.”
In the UK the blood alcohol limit currently stands at 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
Alcohol bans for young and newly qualified drivers are already in place in other European countries including Germany, Switzerland and Croatia.
Road safety charity Brake and the British Medical Association have also called for the law to be tightened.