I don't like that attitude either.
But @Moxy has in this thread and others been quite open about her drinking and other drug use so I really disagree with the implication that she is one of those people.
I think Australia has a terrible attitude towards alcohol but not because people drink too much but because we raise our kids in an environment of fear and prevention rather than respect and tolerance.
I think we have gone too far in the country toward trying to ban anything that may cause a small percentage of people harm rather than asking people (and I'm talking adults here not juveniles) to be responsible for their conduct. And not just around alcohol but I see so many ridiculous examples around health and safety where we go so far we actually make things unsafe.
I personally doubt the overall situation in Australia can be reversed without a massive change in government thinking.
DH was travelling with work and had had a few drinks the previous night. Although he felt fine the next morning he was due to drive home on long country roads that would have been heavily policed at this time of year. He walked to the local police station and asked if he could be breathalysed before he left.
They refused to do it.
The only reason the govt would lower the BAC to say 0.02/3 would be to revenue raise.
I have no issue with it as 0.05. I like to have 1 or 2 drinks with dinner over a 2-3 hr period.
I agree, when did personal responsibility become a victim in this move towards a nanny state?
If I have a wine and then drive an hour later, cause an accident etc then it's my bloody fault. Not the restaurant, bottle shop or waitress.
If I leave my kids in the car for the whole 90sec it takes to pay for fuel and my car is hit by an asteroid then that's on my head too.
Fwiw, I was absolutely freaking tired today. So so so tired and I was worried about driving home after work but I had to as I need to get the girls from kindy/daycare.... I had to recite the periodic table several times to keep me focused on the road. As @meredithgrey said, I was way more worried about me driving today than I was after lunch with my girlfriends back in January when I had two small wines over 3.5hrs.
Does that make me a horrible person? A blight on the landscape of humanity? Same level as Mugabe?
Gosh I hope not.
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!