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In vic, all p and l platers have to be 00 don't they?
Another family member has to live with the memory of seeing someone decapitated as result of his drinking. The accident happened in front of her. Only by the grace of God it didn't involve her. But she still has live with seeing his demise.
0.05 or 0.07 as it used to be I think.
I think that it's a little far fetching to make it illegal to have a glass of wine for lunch or dinner and not be able to drive home 1—
2 hrs later. This is not going to be a popular view on the hub but I'm ok with it.
Perhaps you could say the same thing about driving with a distracting child in the car? I will drive after one drink if I feel ok. No taxis or buses where I live but I have driven I feel more dangerously, exhausted, with three kids fighting in the back seat.
I'm quite ok with our legal driving alcohol limit but feel I might be in the minority!
Reading these responses I guess I'm realising my struggle is not so much with the practicality of it (maybe not the right word, but like the examples provided by Sonja and R&A) but more the philosophy of it. Like, it's either ok or it's not, and the 0.05 thing blurs those lines for me. I'm an exceptionally high functioning drunk whereas others can feel extremely tipsy after one drink.
Meh I don't know if I'm making sense. I'm really quite interested in it though.
Of course when driving you have a responsibility to do so safely.
However since you asked for opinions, I don't think 0.00 is a fair/reasonable/practical etc. expectation.
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