And if only one life is saved, then blah, blah, blah…
The current allowable BAC level is 0.08 but through the genius of government statistics they determined that a person with 0.05 is less impaired than if they had a BAC of 0.08. What a mind-blowing revelation.
The question no one asks is whether Person A while being highly impaired is actually a better and safer driver than Person B with not an ounce in their system. Not everyone is at the same starting point before “impairment.” But that is the type of question that makes collectivists heads hurt.
Unsurprisingly, the lives that could be saved is the focus put forth but it is a front. If it is further lowered it will not be for “safety”, it will be so the thugocracy can pull over more people, collect more fines, more court fees and infringe on our rights more freely and completely. And if the issue is met with any resistance from liberty-minded people they will be labeled as pro-drunk driving and pro-death for being against this this valiant collectivist effort (sarcasm end).
This is in our future, make sure you have your “papers” handy.
NTSB recommends lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunk driving
The National Transportation Safety Bureau recommended Tuesday to lower the legal blood-alcohol content level to .05 from .08.
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunk driving.
Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to have a BAC level of .08 or above, he or she is subject to arrest and prosecution.
The NTSB recommends dropping that to a BAC level of .05.
Each year, nearly 10,000 people die in alcohol-related traffic accidents and 170,000 are injured, according to the NTSB. While that’s a big improvement from the 20,000 who died in alcohol-related accidents 30 years ago, it remains a consistent threat to public safety.
Karolyn Nunnallee, a mother who lost her daughter Patty in the deadliest drunk-driving accident in in 1988 and served as a president of MADD, speaks ahead of the 25 anniversary of the Carrollton, Ky., bus collision.
The recommendation prompted immediate criticism from restaurant trade groups.
“This recommendation is ludicrous,” said Sarah Longwell, managing director of American Beverage Institute. “Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior.
“Further restricting the moderate consumption of alcohol by responsible adults prior to driving does nothing to stop hardcore drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.”
The United States, Canada and Iraq are among a small handful of countries that have set the BAC level at .08. Most countries in Europe, including Russia, most of South America and Australia, have set BAC levels at .05 to constitute drunken driving.
When Australia dropped its BAC level from .08 to .05, provinces reported a 5-18 percent drop in traffic fatalities.
The NTSB reports that at .05 BAC, some drivers begin having difficulties with depth perception and other visual functions. At .07, cognitive abilities become impaired.
At .05 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by 39 percent. At .08 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by more than 100 percent.
The NTSB believes that if all 50 states changed their standard to .05, nearly 1,000 lives could be saved each year. It is also considering other steps to help bring down the death rates on America’s roads.
The NTSB is an investigative agency that advocates on behalf of safety issues. It has no legal authority to order any change to state or federal law. It would be up to individual states whether to accept the NTSB’s recommendation, and up to the Department of Transportation whether to endorse the recommendations.
The last move from .10 to .08 BAC levels took 21 years for each state to implement.
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Your favorite weapons are the Bren gun and M203 as well? Where have you been all my standing guard? How’s about dinner at my bunker? BYO weapons of course..
Another good one.
Here’s one that never works for me: “You should both come home with me ladies, remember 2 is 1, 1 is none.”
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Whether the LEGAL limit is 0.05 or 0.08, why the “prosecution” if AT the legal limit? That doesn’t happen with speed limits. I’d be arguing all the points raised by Tor and Boothe to the judge as well.
Australia is now consistent across all 8 states being 0.05. Why there was ever a difference, or should be, is plainly unclear. With inconsistencies between states and countries, why have a limit at all? People are still people. Of course, there’s still the question of driving ineptness before any intoxication.
People still get caught every day at all BAC readings. Limits don’t seem to make much of a difference, except to give cops probable cause to do anything they like after the stop.
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Australian Citizenship Practice Questions
1. What do we remember on Anzac Day?
a. The landing of the Australian and
New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey
b. The arrival of the first free settlers from Great
c. The landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove
2. What are the colours of the Australian
a. Black, red and yellow
b. Green, white and black
c. Blue, white and green
3. Which official symbol of Australia identifies
a. The national anthem
b. Australia’s national flower
c. Commonwealth Coat of Arms
4. Which of these statements about Australia’s
system of government is correct?
a. The Queen of Australia chooses people to form
the Australian Parliament
b. The government is elected by the people
c. The Prime Minister chooses our Members
5. Which of these is an example of freedom
a. People can peacefully protest against
b. Men and women are treated equally in a
court of law
c. Australians are free to not follow a religion
6. Which of these statements about
government in Australia is correct?
a. The government does not allow some religions
b. Government in Australia is secular
c. Religious laws are passed by parliament
7. Which of these is an example of equality
a. Everyone follows the same religion
b. Men and women have the same rights
c. Everyone belongs to the same political party
8. Which of these is a responsibility of
Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
a. To attend local council meetings
b. To vote in elections
c. To have a current Australian passport
9. Which of these is a responsibility of
Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
a. To do local community service
b. To carry a passport at all times
c. To serve on a jury if called to do so
Practice test questions
10. Which of these statements about
passports is correct?
a. Australian citizens can apply for an
b. Permanent residents can hold an
c. Australian citizens need a passport
and visa to return to Australia
11. Which of these statements about voting in
Australian elections is correct?
a. People are free and safe to vote for
b. Voting is by a show of hands
c. People must write their name on their vote
12. What happened in Australia on
1 January 1901?
a. The Australian Constitution was changed by a
b. The Australian Constitution came into effect
c. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
13. What is the name of the legal document
that sets out the rules for the government
a. The Australian Federation
b. The Australian Commonwealth
c. The Australian Constitution
14. What is a referendum?
a. A vote to change the government
b. A vote to change the Australian Constitution
c. A vote to change the Prime Minister
15. Which arm of government has the power
to interpret and apply laws?
16. Which of these is a role of the
a. The appointment of state premiers
b. The signing of Bills passed by the
c. The appointment of the Head of State
17. Which of these statements about state
governments is correct?
a. All states have the same constitution
b. Each state has its own constitution
c. The states have no constitution
18. What is the name given to the party or
coalition of parties with the second largest
number of members in the House of
a. The Government
b. The Opposition
c. The Senate
19. What is the name of a proposal to make
a law in parliament?
a. Royal Assent
20. Who maintains peace and order in
a. Public servants
1a, 2a, 3c, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9c, 10a, 11a, 12b, 13c, 14b, 15c, 16b, 17b, 18b, 19b, 20b
Ya know, if they start asking sport questions I’d be left in the dark – and probably deported although I was born here 😉
Aussie rules footy seems the least worst fuhhhtball. They don’t stop play for anything, the players don’t wear plastic maxi pads, or slow children safety gear, or rainbow fruitcake puke colored polyester drag queen outfits.
At least they get ornery about playing a toddler’s game for a living
Hahahahaaa.. Agreed, although I don’t watch it. Decades ago it was a lot rougher. Rugby’s pretty rough too, without all the Superbowl saaaaaafety gear 😉
Okay, if it’s for our safety, let’s get doctors’ fatal errors under control first. Since plausible estimates are anywhere from 98,000 to 195,000 average annual preventable deaths in the USSA are attributable to “medical errors” (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php), how about we start putting some emphasis on “doctor control.” The NTSB’s “nearly 1000 lives could be saved” hooey, if true, is insignificant compared to the veritable holocaust of medical errors, over use of prescription drugs and nosocomial infections each year. Some accounts attribute 100,000 annual deaths to prescription drug side effects alone. No. This is about revenue and control, nothing more.
Why not make the blood alcohol level 0.001%? Why not a legal drinking age of 65? What about a legal limit for blood cholesterol as well. That would save lives too. I think an upper limit of 40% body fat is more than fair. Lives will be saved. There should be an upper and lower legal limit for blood sugar also. Everyone will be healthier. Violence results from too much testosterone. There outta be a legal limit for testosterone levels. Anyone caught fighting or being a bully should have a testosterone pacemaker installed.
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