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NTSB Urges Tougher Drunk Driving Threshold

Board Says States Should Lower Limit To .05 Blood Alcohol

May 15, 2013

By Joan Lowy Associated Press WASHINGTON — States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half— from .08 blood alcohol level to ....

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May-15-13 6:12 PM

Amazing isn't it,at the same time they want drug laws to be relaxed,they want to reduce the legal limit on alcohol.1 drink for 120 pounder,are you kidding me.Stop this nonsense and get to work on real issues.

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May-15-13 1:38 PM

What ‘right’ of yours exactly is being infringed upon by this lowering of the BAC level? The ‘right’ to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol? The ‘right’ to make foolish decisions which could potentially take your life or, worse yet, the lives of others? What about my ‘right’ to safety on the road? What about the right of my daughter to ride a school bus without fear of being on the same road as intoxicated drivers? As far as this ‘ruining the restaurant/bar business’, I have significant doubt that people are going to stop eating out simply because they cannot consume intoxicating quantities of alcohol while doing so. As for bars? They will survive. They survived the ‘smoking ban’ they will survive this. Bars, prostitutes and cockroaches. These are things that will never go away.

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May-15-13 7:51 AM

Isn't going to stop the drunk driving. More and more laws. Might as well outlaw liquor. There are other things that cause more accidents that this. Outlaw everything take away our freedom.

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May-15-13 7:19 AM

Might as well make it a zero tolerance law at this point. Neo-prohibitionists at work here folks. If the NTSB really wanted to save lives they would ban motorcycles and elderly drivers from the road and reduce horsepower of vehicles. Largest loss of life is from those who fail to obey traffic signals. So maybe we should be locking up lead foots and distracted divers and taking their cars away too. However NTSB knows that would be political suicide. Easier to just jump on the MADD band wagon an squash the bar and restaurant industry so people can use a lager part of their disposable income to pay government taxes.

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May-15-13 6:52 AM

big brother run a muck, more rules and regulations go west or south where freedom still lives, Cuomo and his big city millionaires are killing this state with their pc laws and regulations.

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May-15-13 2:30 AM

Airbags, anti-lock brakes, advances in tires, etc. all ignored.

Follow the money.

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