You make a fair point, but this isn't just simply about enforcement, it is about decent folks knowing that if they have a pint they will be over the limit and so choosing not to.My view is that they should indeed be voted off; not because of the actual policy itself, but for spending so much time and money on dreaming up such pointless, wasteful, ineffective and useless schemes such as this.
As is rightly said above, the police can't keep up with the laws they are employed to uphold already, so why government can't see this is beyond me, and most of the rest of us I reckon.
As soon as the 'no phones whilst driving' law came into effect, that immediately stopped the problem. Right?
You echo my sentiments exactly my friend, If you need to drive don't drink. SIMPLE !!!!!!!!!Looking at the effect "just one pint" has on all drivers reaction times, judgement and reasoning, I would have no problem with this.
That it brings us into line with the rest of Europe is a sideline issue.
This isn't a "zero" limit, its still more than an airline pilot or train driver is allowed to consume (consider just what limit you'd be happy with a school bus driver working with - and ask why any other road user should be any different).
It would send a clear message that "1 pint is too many" if you want to drive, which should address the majority of the folks who kill themselves and others having come to the conclusion that "its other people" who drink too much and drive.
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If it inconveniences you, if you feel you deserve the right to drink a pint then go for a drive, it is fine by me that your liberties are being restricted in balance that the rest of the population can be safer.
I've spent too long picking up body parts, listening to wet excuses and too long walking up the garden path, knocking on the door and telling (usually wife and kids) that daddy won't be coming home.
Sometimes real life stinks, and a move like this is absolutely spot on.
You'll have gathered I support it.
This will have virtually no effect on me or the vast majority and therefore as already stated it will just be another senseless piece of "controlling" legislation from a busted flush of a regime.You make a fair point, but this isn't just simply about enforcement, it is about decent folks knowing that if they have a pint they will be over the limit and so choosing not to.
There will always be the numpties who drink and drive, and indeed without greater enforcement they will require Darwin to do his stuff before they are dealt with, but the sooner, you know that a single pint is too much, the better.
And this means the Cops who stop tens of thousands of drivers who are "just under the limit" can be dealt with - the offence of Driving whilst unfit still needs more work too.
I couldn't give a stuff for the politics, this is about doing something about the drivers we all get to share the road with.
On a similar vein (and I can't find the stats at present) a very high proportion of car/pedestrian accidents involve drink on behalf of the pedestrian. So could we save yet more lives by banning walking after having more than one pint?Something like 7% of accidents are caused by drink drivers!
Ban everyone else they are causing 93%.
Each to their own.This will have virtually no effect on me or the vast majority and therefore as already stated it will just be another senseless piece of "controlling" legislation from a busted flush of a regime.
The most unfortunate aspect of this is that whilst "they" are debating "this" life is going on and things that could and should be done to benefit so many will remain undone.
I know for the victims of tragedy caused by drink drivers this will be emotive but with all thats currently effecting us this should not even be on the list of priorities,let alone high up.
I understand the sentements, but the evidence is that this is not practical - some folks produce a proportion of alcohol in their breath as a consequence of their digestion and diet.Personally , I think the limit should be zero .