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NTSB recommends lowering BAC limit to .05
  • novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:08 pm #73330 Reply

    From .08. Says that .08 has people intoxicated and more likely to have accidents. Don’t forget it was lowered from .10 to .08. Don’t forget there is still a zero tolerance policy in bars for using a certain combustible product that has never killed anyone in a bar or on the way home frome one.

     

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/ntsb-get-tougher-on-drunk-driving/2013/05/14/0fc886d0-bcbc-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_story.html?hpid=z3

    novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:16 pm #73331 Reply

    Just a reminder, the proposal means making what is now legal to do, have a .079 BAC, to being a crime. Meaning what you can do now, will if the proposal is accepted by states, be a crime of DWI. Meaning you will be one of those horrible people. This means TWO drinks. If you have a slightly stronger beer, two beers means you are going to jail. I’ve been stating for years now, that if you’re going to have a nanny state, why are you allowed to slow your reflexes at all voluntarily and get behind the wheel if you can ban smoking in a bar which has never killed anyone? What’s the bigger risk to society? Well now the NTSB apparently thinks that .08 is too high. So apparently they believe that drinking that much and being legally able to drive puts other lives at risk. So you can’t use that argument that it’s safe to drive at .079 BAC.

    wimmer201 May 14, 2013 - 4:21 pm #73335 Reply

    Dead horse, please stand by for your latest beating.

    novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:24 pm #73338 Reply

    What’s the bigger risk to society? Smoke in a bar that you don’t have to go in, or the consequences of other people drinking in bars. Remember, you don’t have to go into a bar to be impacted byt he drinking that occurs in them. You could be a driver on the road.

     

    Have more people died from smoke in a bar than from drunk driving accidents are even accidents caused by people within the legal limit currently?

    Any opinion on the proposal? 2 beers and you could go to jail. Maybe it should be renamed World of Two Beers only?

    Captain_Obvious May 14, 2013 - 4:25 pm #73340 Reply

    I really wish I knew what you were trying to get at here…

    Captain_Obvious May 14, 2013 - 4:27 pm #73344 Reply

    oh nevermind, you want to bring back the smoking in bars debate.

    Unfortunately, this article has NOTHING to do with smoking in bars, so lets stay on topic for once, if possible (yea, not possible).

    novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:36 pm #73345 Reply

    How about discuss lowerin the BAC to two beers? If you drink more than 2 of anything stronger than miller lite within an hour and you drive home, you will get a DWI if caught. HOw does that make you feel? It seems these craft beers we have so much of in arlington are stronger than 5%. So that means people will have to walk to bars or spend hours after drinking their third beer to be able to legally drive again.

     

    How do you like dem apples?

    Dezlboy May 14, 2013 - 4:42 pm #73348 Reply

    GAWD, Why do I feel like I jst performed a mind meld with Linda Blair’s spinning  head spitting pea soup.   ;-)

    novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:43 pm #73349 Reply

    Two glasses of stronger than average wine with dinner and you go to jail!

    Rick May 14, 2013 - 4:53 pm #73350 Reply

    This is gonna be fish in a barrel on Clarendon Boulevard. I would imagine half the people are above .05 anyway on a Friday night

    novasteve May 14, 2013 - 4:58 pm #73351 Reply

    Man, I should get licensed in VA and start a DWI firm here. .05 is just two drinks. Or I could move back to NY and do that there. Imagine all the people who have had more than two drinks on Long Island. Holy crap.

    Swag May 14, 2013 - 5:08 pm #73352 Reply

    Steve sounds like a total lightweight.

    courthound May 14, 2013 - 5:42 pm #73366 Reply

    Does NS actually work?

    Captain_Obvious May 14, 2013 - 7:12 pm #73368 Reply

    Perfectly fine with lowering it.  How bout, don’t do it in the first place?…problem solved.

    Hank May 14, 2013 - 8:06 pm #73371 Reply

    .05 might be two drinks for some people, but not everyone.  But honestly, I don’t this change has too much of an effect around here.  There’s no good excuse for driving under the influence (however it is defined by BAC) when there are buses, Metro, and taxis covering the County and surrounding areas.  If you can afford to go out and have a few, you ought to be able to afford Metro fares or cabs.

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