re. techpubs. The both get the book thrown at them!
Impaired driving from alcohol or texting causes accidents. Driving is a
privilege that is granted to those who follow a set of guidelines. Protecting
the public from drunk drivers with strict laws and enforcement is in the publics
interest. To the cynics, spend the evening in a busy emergency room or morgue
and find out that drunk driving is not a theoretical issue. Yes, those who are
intoxicated are also more reckless with guns.
Just another easy law so the feds can take your guns with an alcohol violation
on the gun bill they are pushing.
@JSB and TooSmart:What should the punishment be then if the driver who is
at .08% is in an accident because a distracted driver crossed 2 lanes of traffic
and hit him? In the recording of accidents involving alcohol it doesn't
matter who caused the accident because they are just stating that one driver had
a BAC at or above 0.01%.
This is a federal law and not a state law so insurance companies will benefit
nationally as the same standard would apply or the Federal DOT money would not
be given. However, the ones without insurance and drinking would still be out
there as both areas have laws that can and should be enforced. However, with so
many laws on the books in so many areas of our lives to collect fees and taxes
for violation of those laws, we would have to have people turn their neighbors
in as there is not enough to pay an enforcer and supervisors, managers, agency
and department heads so the Tax Commission can collect the money. Hopefully,
this is a mandate for states to cite not have federal personnel citing our
citizens and taking the money directly to Washington without collecting $200 at
This is a revenue grab the more laws the police have the more revenue than can
take from the populous! Seat belt,speed traps on hills, DUI after consuming one
beer, talking on your cell phone are just ways for the city to tax you and steal
money from you.....so they can spend it on Solyndra,, fast and furious,
supporting muslim groups overseas, Michelle vacations and Obama golf lessons
from Tiger!Want to impose a law that will really benefit the USA?
Create a law that bans Obama and the Libs from investing tax dollars in there
election campaigns. This entire IRS scandal is to make sure Libs are
elected......no different than NIXON! Impeach Obama and the Libs who create
these stupid laws and have no integrity,
This is similar to what our Gov't is attempting in other areas to gradually
reduce our liberties without anyone noticing until after they are all gone. You
will notice that the change from 0.10% to 0.08% did not stop those who were
getting caught with 0.13%BAC or higher from driving.But it did lead to a
larger pool of drivers for them to hide in. So let's punish those who are
drinking responsibly and continue to ignore the driver with 3 or more
DUI's. We need to address the cause for DUI instead of the result.
Sarah Longwell has a selfish agenda. People with .05 alcohol in their blood are
impaired. Responsible drinking and driving is an oxymoron. I am so tired of
reports of people getting killed and injured by drunk drivers. toosmartforyou is
right. People who are convicted the first time should pay a very stiff fine and
not be allowed to drive until the fine is paid. A second conviction should be
permanent suspension of all driving privileges. Anyone can cause an accident but
to intentionally impair your driving is beyond irresponsible. It's selfish
and mean to risk other's lives just so you can have a beer.
Such an ambiguous law there is no such thing as a specified legal amount of
alcohol that can impair a drivers ability to be in control of his vehicle. There
are so many physical variables that can determine a level of impairment that
creating and setting any kind of random fixed number to apply to every ones
physiology is impossible. Its the same reason people aren't
charged and convicted of the same DUI law covering drug use and driving. Legal
departments can't determining and exact number as legally impaired so
courts exempt potheads, addicts, drug impaired soccer moms from the DUI laws.
They should prove accusations and evidences on the comparison of
drug use and alcohol. Science knows the variables that affect amount of
impairment but choose to ignore the basis so the cities can become wealthy on
over the top illegal fines not consistent with other laws. Many accidents have
been caused by people texting, on drugs and driving killing drinking drivers and
pedestrians. But if someone had a beer that victim is unfairly targeted for the
thousands of dollars. DUI laws are unfair and discriminatory and
unfairly punished for other peoples criminal driving habits.
The new limit you can get a DUI after using mouth wash. How about putting a Blow
machine in cars that calls 911 if you drink at all. How about cars with no cell
phone service inside them. How about a tracking in the car, Whoops they got
Another suggestion would be to quit coddling offenders, especially repeat
offenders. I say the first time you are guilty of DUI you pay a stiff fine and
attend counseling. The 2nd time you lose the privilege to drive for at least 10
years and if you have equity in the vehicle you were driving you lose it.