Many many countries have a much lower level of alcohol allowed in the blood when driving:
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunk_driving_law_by_country]Drunk driving law by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
There will ALWAYS be idiots who think it is OK to drive after a couple of drinks, and I think the main point is, as Grumbledook said, that we ALL need to take responsibility and report anyone we see who is over the limit or at least stop them driving.
I have also told my sons that if I suspect them of driving over the limit I will report them myself, like Librarian
I too have a young son who drives and I have also issued him with a stern warning that if I ever suspect he has driven whilst having taken a drink of alchohol I would disown him and take him in to the police myself.
Also have a young daughter who is only 15 but has an older boyfriend who's friends drive and we have told her not to even contemplate getting into a car with anyone other than us simply for this fact that there are more and more youngsters driving whilst under the influence of alchohol and drugs.
People who are caught whilst under the influence of either drink or drugs should be banned for life and if they persist then the second time they are caught driving after being banned for life they should be locked up for life and life should mean life.
Any scum like this does not deserve to be on the roads.
If Drinking = True Then
Driving == False
Think that should cover it.
There needs to be some foolproof method of knowing whether you're fit to drive, I suspect that for a lot of people who are over the limit it's not a pre-meditated deliberate act, but something that comes of not having an accurate way of knowing whether what state they are in the morning after.
A sobering thread (pardon the pun). I just want to echo the local police's advertising campaign.
Just because you've been to sleep, don't feel drunk/woosy, and think you're over the worst of the hang over - don't think you're not drunk and are fit to drive!Most people charged with drink driving offensive are charged THE NEXT DAY.
It takes around 24hours for the level of alchahol in your blood stream to drop.
EDIT: with 312 views - does that mean 312 people are potentially thinking of drink driving this christmas
I'm not saying that it's right for people to drive with alcohol in their system, it's not something I would knowingly do and I've never been done for drink driving. But I do think that this needs to be more transparent, there needs to be a way to definitively find out whether you are safe and legal to drive.
I've not got my own car yet but when I do I will not drink at all when I need to drive.
Their is no point risking it.
If you stagger to bed at 2am having been out on a bender then get up at 9am and drive to the petrol station (or whatever) then you deserve the book throwing at you. You knew you where out drinking the night before (or head may definately still know (ouch)), you know you we're pissed and you know it hasn't been atleast 24hours since you stopped drinking. What excuse could you possibly have?
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