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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Lowing it to 0.000000 wouldnt stop a drunk from driving drunk.
It just casts a wider net so they can arrest more people for taking cough syrup and inflate the importance of the police.
Just like the pointless "texting" laws that were stacked on top of at least a dozen other distracted driving laws.
People need to stop using lines like "x many more lives saved" because the offense and accident rates always remain the same. What people whould start saying is "x number of people arrested" and "$x generated".
Originally posted by RedShirt73]
I used to volunteer for MADD as a call center agent for them (taking donations). I had one unfortunate caller that had lost her brother because of a drunk driver. I can't convey the level of despair I heard in her voice. As for texting while driving, well, I've almost been hit a number of times by people who would rather pay attention to their phones then the road. What would happen if someone you loved was killed or maimed by someone who was careless enough to drink and drive and/or text while driving?
Originally posted by MuzzleBreak
Wish we had some statistics on blood alcohol levels of drivers at fault in fatal accidents. I would bet almost all are well above 0.10, and probably most are above 0.20.
I agree that such a limit would just add primarily to the pockets of the judicial system.
My 2 cents worth after working in ERs for many years.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by CALGARIAN
Here's a link to a list of BAC's by province.
Originally posted by KewlDaddyFatty
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
BUT the real kicker here...in most states, you cannot even talk to the judge yourself. You have to have representation. It's purely a money maker.edit on 14-5-2013 by KewlDaddyFatty because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by wondermost
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
Have you contemplated suing the pants off of this department? That sounds so outrageous, I cant even fathom.
The National Transportation Safety Board today recommended that all 50 states lower the benchmark for determining when a driver is legally drunk from 0.08 blood-alcohol content to 0.05.
Originally posted by Nevertheless
Here's some advice:
Drink tonight - drive tomorrow.
Originally posted by woogleuk
I have known people to fail the breathalyser test the next day, even after having only maybe say 5-6 pints the night before. Not sure if sleeping slows down your bodies ability to break down the alcohol, but it is still there with a vengeance.