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    Default What are your thoughts on drink driving limits.

    I am interested to know what others think...

    I firmly and passionately believe that there should be a 0.0 BAC for drivers, like those of us (yay!!!!) on our Ps and Ls. I don't understand the 'a little bit is ok' mentality, and think that absolute zero tolerance for alcohol when driving should be the way to go.

    But, I would love to hear views on this as I am struggling to think of any alternate viewpoint that would convince me to change my mind...

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    0.00 for everyone behind the wheel of any vehicle.

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    I don't know what blood alcohol level corresponds to having had 1 drink but I guess it varies wildly depending on the person drinking, their gender, their size, etc etc.

    for me personally, I'm happy to drive after 1 or 2 max (provided I'm not feeling any effects) and I'm happy to get in the car with someone who's driving that has consumed that amount.

    I guess the issue comes when people can't stop at just one or two and still drive. I've not done it in many years, but I used to dui quite often. in states that I really shouldn't have been driving in. thankfully, nothing bad ever happened but it so easily could have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    0.00 for everyone behind the wheel of any vehicle.
    This is where I sit too.

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    I don't think a 0.00 is a fair expectation.

    I don't know enough about what different levels (0.05 etc) do to you, so I couldn't suggest a number.

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    This is where I sit too.
    Yep...me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I don't know what blood alcohol level corresponds to having had 1 drink but I guess it varies wildly depending on the person drinking, their gender, their size, etc etc.

    for me personally, I'm happy to drive after 1 or 2 max (provided I'm not feeling any effects) and I'm happy to get in the car with someone who's driving that has consumed that amount.

    I guess the issue comes when people can't stop at just one or two and still drive. I've not done it in many years, but I used to dui quite often. in states that I really shouldn't have been driving in. thankfully, nothing bad ever happened but it so easily could have.
    Do you think a zero limit would stop the people that can't stop at 1 or 2 from driving? I mean obviously not everyone, but as one of those people myself I just feel like it would be a factor that would stop me from being in that situation.

    Like now, on my Ps, if I actually had a life, then I just wouldn't be able to drive anywhere at all to go out if I was going to have a drink. It makes me more accountable to make decisions ahead of time before recklessness and foolhardiness take their toll.

    I always wonder how people feel if they've been involved in/caused a serious accident after one or two, even if they've blown under the limit. Whether they are haunted by wondering what would be different if they'd had nothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curby View Post
    I don't think a 0.00 is a fair expectation.

    I don't know enough about what different levels (0.05 etc) do to you, so I couldn't suggest a number.
    Why does it have to be 'fair' though? Isn't it about a greater societal responsibility?

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    I've often thought 0.05 but if you have someone else in the car it should be 0.00. So while I understand you could still kill someone else in another car the more immediate impact on those travelling with you is reduced.

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