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ntsb recommends lowering BAC to .05 for OVI's (dui's) nationally

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    mrpoppinzs
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    FireEngine said:
    You know the standards apply when you are riding your bike (aka operating a vehicle).

    Good point! I wonder if that is widely known.

    This is not just a suburban issue. The sheer density of bars in the SN and AD would make them a target for strong OVI enforcement. They already are! I am not sure of the long term ramifications but if current observations of revelers in the SN stay to form this would be like shooting fish in a barrel. It is a very rare night that I limit myself to one or two drinks when out over the weekend.

    Personally, I would rather have stronger enforcement and penalties for the laws currently on the books.

    #542603

    susank
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    I know this might be unpopular. I wouldn’t have a problem with it. It would only bring the U.S. in line with most of the rest of the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunk_driving_law_by_country

    #542604

    pez
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    susank said:
    I know this might be unpopular. I wouldn’t have a problem with it. It would only bring the U.S. in line with most of the rest of the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunk_driving_law_by_country

    That’s a pretty poor justifiction to do anything. For example, most of the rest of the world doesn’t allow same sex marriage.

    #542605
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    The biggest problem I have with this is checkpoints. I don’t believe most under 200 pound people are impaired after 2 beers, so there normally wouldn’t be any reason for them to come into contact with law enforcement an be subject to a BAC test. The ability of cops to just randomly check everyone who drives by without probable cause is an issue to me.

    #542606

    bucki12
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    I agree about the checkpoints. That is without cause.

    On any given weekend though you can see the cops fishing for DUI’s on High St. With that many people there are plenty of failures to signal, burned out bulbs, and tailgaters. I even remember seeing a guy being told he was driving too slow. If this passes it may change how a lot of people go out on the town.

    #542607

    RhondaH
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    FireEngine said:
    You know the standards apply when you are riding your bike (aka operating a vehicle).

    You can get arrested for dui on a bike? We have never been sloshed when we ride them but it is our go to method for getting to the St. James. It feels safer than walking there late at night.

    #542608
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    RhondaH said:
    You can get arrested for dui on a bike?

    Yep. Moving vehicle.

    #542609

    DavidSLewis
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    pez said:
    That’s a pretty poor justifiction to do anything. For example, most of the rest of the world doesn’t allow same sex marriage.

    The United States is a very different country from nearly every other in the world; I hate seeing big sprawling laws applied to a socially and geographically diverse nation of rural, urban, and sub-urban citizens, all with different customs and local laws. Drunk driving related accidents are down. People in this country like to drink, and bars like to make money. This seems silly. I don’t drive when I have more than two beers in me, and even two makes me nervous…I usually just drink another two or three real quick, to simplify my decision. Those who drink four and drive are not less likely to if the BAC is lowered. I don’t really see what this will do, other than hurt bars. (Disclaimer: I’m commenting on these comments, and haven’t read the NTSB report; perhaps they justify it well.)

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    FireEngine
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    RhondaH said:
    You can get arrested for dui on a bike? We have never been sloshed when we ride them but it is our go to method for getting to the St. James. It feels safer than walking there late at night.

    You can get arrested for dui on a riding lawnmower. A bike is a vehicle just like a car, bus or motorized beer cooler.

    #542611

    pez
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    DavidSLewis said:
    The United States is a very different country from nearly every other in the world; I hate seeing big sprawling laws applied to a socially and geographically diverse nation of rural, urban, and sub-urban citizens, all with different customs and local laws. Drunk driving related accidents are down. People in this country like to drink, and bars like to make money. This seems silly. I don’t drive when I have more than two beers in me, and even two makes me nervous…I usually just drink another two or three real quick, to simplify my decision. Those who drink four and drive are not less likely to if the BAC is lowered. I don’t really see what this will do, other than hurt bars. (Disclaimer: I’m commenting on these comments, and haven’t read the NTSB report; perhaps they justify it well.)

    Agreed, and are people in the .05-.08 BAC really a problem? On the flip side, it would help reduce the negative stigma around DWI as many more people would relate to having a couple drinks with dinner and driving home.

    #542612

    bocce19
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    You know it’s overboard when the number one interest group that fights against drunk driving doesn’t even support it. Good for MADD.

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Cutting-U-S-Drunken-Driving-Limit-to-05-Not-4515931.php

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