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Should N.D. and other states cut the drunk driving threshold to .05 instead of 0.8?

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Longtoe

May-20-13 7:03 AM

How about enforcing the current law and making the penalty stiffer for .08?

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disgusted

May-20-13 10:03 AM

MHW, are you suggesting that a blood test be given to each surgeon before each surgery?

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locomotive

May-20-13 11:39 AM

I agree with Longtoe: stiffer fines for the .08 threshold, especially for repeat offenders, including jail time and loss of license.

I also agree with animal: "If they going to lower the limits than they should close all bars and go back to prohibition."

If smoking and drinking are so bad, then outlaw/prohibit the substances. Otherwise, people who been using responsibly shouldn't have to undergo this degree of regulatory nonsense.

Sticky issues, these "sin tax" activities...

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Budss101

May-20-13 12:31 PM

at .05 anyone with more than one beer would be considered too impared to drive, this would be a revenue issue not a safety issue. Lets have some common sense here. We used to have .10 now.08 that is plenty.

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Jecoope

May-20-13 12:48 PM

Why would you? If you know how little alcohol it takes to fail at .08, you know that even at that level it is a stretch to say you are "impaired".

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Lazarus

May-20-13 3:55 PM

Anyone else actually not that the poll says .8 instead of .08? Just curious.

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STINGER

May-20-13 6:32 PM

I'm with animal on this one. I also go along with proficiency testing every six years.

It's the little things in the rule book that causes accidents, sober or drunk.

Bill

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locomotive

May-20-13 7:08 PM

Good on ya, Lazarus!

You caught the typo.

I think anyone with a blood alcohol level of 0.8 is just about to the gherkin stage.

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muleskinner

May-20-13 7:17 PM

Well, it is better to have 5 drunk drivers on the road instead of 80 out of every 100.

That's the threshold, 5 drunk drivers for every 95 that are driving sober. That's 5 drunk drivers one day and a new 5 drunk drivers the next and inside of 20 days, all 100 drivers will have driven drunk.

If you are going to drink and drive, just stay sober when you do.

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disgusted

May-20-13 7:51 PM

minotloner, are you being facetious? Or are you a proponent of prohibition?

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disgusted

May-20-13 11:09 PM

If you are going to go to .05, why not demand that the level of 'drunkeness' be determined for EACH person and have that number included on each person's drivers license? "If you think & drink responsible"? really? that is the problem. people think they are thinking and being responsible when they drink AND drive. THEY ARE NOT THINKING> The solution is so simple. IF YOU DRINK EVEN ONE DRINK< THEN DO NOT FOLLOW THAT BEHAVIOR WITH DRIVING.

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locomotive

May-21-13 9:58 AM

"IF YOU DRINK EVEN ONE DRINK< THEN DO NOT FOLLOW THAT BEHAVIOR WITH DRIVING."

Great point, disgusted.

I'll say it one more way.

What is responsible drinking?

Abstinence from driving.

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