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SharonA BS: proposed alteration to drink driving level (137* d) RE: BS: proposed alteration to drink driving level 06 Nov 09


but others were referring to the zero limit.

Dick, at the time you'd made your post about being "over the limit without having consumed any alcohol" (27 Oct 2009 09:33 AM), you started your post by saying "the problem with that is..." without clarifying which "that" you were referring to -- Mr Happy's suggestion of a zero limit (seconded by Villan and Peter Laban) or Richard Bridge's assertion that "small levels of alcohol improved absolute driving skills", or your own opening post about the proposed reduction of the limit to 50 mg. It was impossible to tell, at 9:33, WHICH "limit" you were talking about! If you would, please take the time to write a little more clearly, so as to avoid confusing those who read your posts. Your readers will thank you!

Glad to hear that the law is going to go through, even if you are not happy about it. It will be very interesting to see how much (or how little) the new law affects the rural areas of Ireland. In your post of 27 Oct 2009 02:07 PM, you expressed concern that "it will lead to further rural isolation, possibly more rural suicides in isolated communities"; we shall see whether the suicide rate rises, but I have my doubts.

What concerns me is the attitude expressed here, by you and others, that drinking and driving is no big deal as long as one's blood-alcohol level is below the legal limit. That is some seriously dangerous thinking.


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