Sources: NHTSA [guidelines white paper], The Detroit News
quote: There are laws against EVERYTHING negative you could possibly do. And yet those laws keep getting broken. There has to be a happy medium between deterrence and allowance. If you make the BAC .05% all that will do is put more people through the legal system and make more money for the lawyers and government. You won't stop EVERYONE and there becomes a point of diminishing return if you create and enforce harsh laws.
quote: But in terms of quadrupling such a program be it optional (as 20 states have freely chosen) or with federal pressure (as some may soon choose) spending tens of millions on extra interlocks for impoverished DUI receipients and turning what is already a hard knock lesson for most working-class mild DUI offenders into an event that dramatically effects their earnings, seems gratuitous to me, and unwarranted with current evidence.
quote: Mild DUI? Um...what? Is that like being 'a little bit pregnant'?
quote: White Parents
quote: The systems aren't perfect as they have no way of checking who is blowing into them -- if a sober passenger (or even companion riding separately) blows into them, a driver with the interlock can start the car, without the sobriety check.
quote: Damn it Mick you're article is written as if you're advocating driving after a beer is acceptable. For many people, it isn't
quote: You're all right. I am not the voice of reason.Just the voice of somebody who has been living in chronic pain for the last decade because somebody thought they could drink and drive and it changed my life when they ran a red light.
quote: Some accidents are unavoidable.
quote: Don't play the I am a victim card Samus. You have no special claim on that less than exclusive bit of territory.
quote: Regarding crash risk, one study found that the risk of fatal crash involvement at BACs between 0.050 and 0.079 ranged from 3 to 17 times greater, depending on the age of the driver and fatal crash. Another study found that at a BAC of 0.05, drivers are 38 percent more likely to be in a crash than are sober drivers. The crash risk is doubled at 0.07 and 2.69 times higher at 0.08.
quote: A driver operating a radio is more likely to be in an accident than a driver at 0.05 BAC, and one operating a cell phone is even worse.
quote: I'm getting so tired of The United States Of Nazi Care Bears. Do we really have to save everyone from themselves?
quote: How about I not only prove you wrong, but prove the state wrong and get the extra privilege of being able to drive with a BAC of up .10 before getting a tkt for it.
quote: Drink a 22oz tallboy of a craft beer, you will be intoxicated.
quote: Debbie Hersman says there's "no silver bullet" for drunk driving
quote: If you are going to drink on your lunch break, try to find a place to walk too. This isn't about freedom. Driving a motor vehicle is a privilege granted at the state level, not a right. The use of roadways, interstates, etc, is a right because our tax dollars paid for it.