News Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

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    Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    ‘States should lower BAC levels to 0.05— or even lower’

    BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    January 15, 2016 5:00 am


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    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.”

    The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology.

    “When it comes to alcohol use, we know that impairment begins before a person’s BAC reaches 0.08 percent, the current legal limit in the United States,” the agency said. “In fact, by the time it reaches that level, the risk of a fatal crash has more than doubled. That is why states should lower BAC levels to 0.05— or even lower.”

    The agency issued the recommendation while admitting that “the amount consumed and crash risk is not well understood.”

    “We need more and better data to understand the scope of the problem and the effectiveness of countermeasures,” they said.

    “The NTSB has advocated that people should not drive impaired, whether that’s from alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications or illicit drugs,” a representative from the board said. “We’ve pushed for states to reduce the threshold for DWI/DUI to 0.05 BAC or lower because research clearly shows that most people are impaired by the time they reach 0.05.”

    A 0.05 BAC level would reduce the number of drinks an average-weight man of 180 pounds could have to two, according to Blood Alcohol Calculator.

    Women could only have one drink before they exceeded the limit. A 100-pound woman reaches .05 BAC with just one drink, but two drinks would put any woman under 220 pounds at or above the government’s desired limit.

    Under the current level of 0.08, an average weight man can have four drinks until reaching the limit.

    One drink is the equivalent of 1.25 ounces of 80 proof liquor, 12 ounces of beer, or 5 ounces. of table wine. Individuals subtract .01 percent for each 40 minutes of drinking.

    The National Transportation Safety Board also is seeking a ban on hands-free technology in cars.

    “Hands-free cell phone use causes cognitive distraction,” said Christopher Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, during a press conference announcing the recommendations.

    “We have recommended prohibiting all cell phone use, including hands-free, because a driver’s mind must be on the driving, just as their hands must be on the wheel,” he said.

    The agency called for a “cultural change” for its recommendation, since no states or the District of Columbia currently outlaw hands-free devices.

    “Since people have limited attention, each auxiliary task impairs our processing of the primary task. For safety-critical operations, distraction must be managed, even engineered, to ensure safe operations,” according to the agency’s recommendations.

    “It will take a cultural change for drivers to understand that their safety depends on disconnecting from deadly distractions,” the agency said. “In regulated transportation, the strict rules that already minimize the threat of distraction on paper must be embraced by every operator on every trip, and where we learn that distraction can be eliminated, reduced, or mitigated, regulators should act to do so.”
     
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    The National Transportation Safety Board also is seeking a ban on hands-free technology in cars.

    ...so no driverless cars with sensor technology? why cant a resistor or similar electronic component jamb the cell phone signals if the car is in motion.
     
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    Fuck that idea.
     
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    Hard to argue with something that nothing good comes from
     
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    Easy way to keep poor people in jail. One drink means they don't have to test you anymore. Simply smelling it on you will be sufficient. Fuck fascism.
     
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    That would mean @ljc and @EDDIEVRULZ would never be able to drive again. Well, that's if they were beholden to the laws of mortal men, which they are not. Carry on...
     
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    Bureaucrats/lefties want to make everyone a criminal so they can control every aspect of their lives.
     
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    They should make it illegal to even think about drinking and to talk to another person in your car.
     
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    Just yesterday, I was driving in a growing blizzard, there was a car in front of me doing about 30 under the speed limit. As the lanes merged, he was causing more traffic because people were piling on us. Finally the lanes opened back to two lanes and I shot around this shithead, sure enough he was texting with his right hand above the wheel! I felt like knocking him into the guard rail! :mad:
     
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    This will be best for business.
     
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    Another fucking Gov't money grab.
     
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    As long as they don't ban road head, I'm indifferent. Just uber faggots...
     
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    ...i see it all the time, yuppie soccer moms or ugly beasts driving expensive cars because they married the high school dweeb that became an optometrist. talking, texting on their fucking phones doing stupid shit like you mentioned, disrupting the flow of traffic. i dont know where you live but here there are pretty hefty fines for that.
     
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    Now a days you have to be crazy drinking and driving. Theres cops all over the place just waiting to bag you.
     
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    If states would merely punish people for drunk driving at current levels it would do more for the problem. Not a fan of this "20 chances" bullshit.
     
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    The Feds once again sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.
     
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    :dance:Hopefully this doesn't start until tomorrow!
     
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    I read once that the woman who started MADD left the organization because she felt they wanted to ban alcohol altogether...that's how crazy they were getting, in her opinion.
     
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    you don't get to a .05 BrAC on one drink...

    Stupid article.
     
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    I would think this is coming from extreme right wing jesus freaks. That's who wants to all up in yo bidness.
     
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