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Interesting: alcohol levels v's driving

Postby Bongalong » 08 Aug 2018, 18:24

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Re: Interesting: alcohol levels v's driving

Postby Bongalong » 08 Aug 2018, 18:27

I would say they are spot on, personally... a small fine or whatever for low range(maybe some points, I forget) but mid-level range(which I am guilty of three times over) is not good and I admit that.

Mid-level(between .08 and .15((from memory))) is not acceptable for a person behind the wheel of a car. I admit that.

That is my humble opinion.


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Re: Interesting: alcohol levels v's driving

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Aug 2018, 18:53

Tut tut DRAH, DUI is not good.

Lucky you are not a pilot—0.000% alcohol.

Whether 0.05 is too low—dunno. I would expect the limit got set based on two things: study of accident statistics involving alcohol and academic studies of reaction times, manual dexterity at various alcohol levels.
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Re: Interesting: alcohol levels v's driving

Postby Bongalong » 08 Aug 2018, 19:00

HBS Guy wrote:Tut tut DRAH, DUI is not good.

Lucky you are not a pilot—0.000% alcohol.

Whether 0.05 is too low—dunno. I would expect the limit got set based on two things: study of accident statistics involving alcohol and academic studies of reaction times, manual dexterity at various alcohol levels.

Yeh, it's arguable about the 0.05 limit but I do have to admit that 0.15 is too high to be driving and between the range of .08 and .15 deserves atleast a $1000 fine and suspension. I got 2 1/2 years for a third offence of mid-level and a $2000 fine. He could have given me a 3,000 dollar fine.

I find no problem with that because it is not good.
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Re: Interesting: alcohol levels v's driving

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Aug 2018, 19:21

That is a sound attitude to take, DRAH. I do remember driving home as a young idiot probably over 0.15: one in particular, early, 5 lane highway (in my memory) and it went around a gentle bend. My car moved sideways like 4 lanes. No big deal at 3.00am I guess but I wake in a cold sweat thinking about that incident now.

So I am probably TOO careful when having a glass of wine with a restaurant meal, stick to one as a rule. At the lunch at the Salopian Inn (great food, good service—FRIENDLY service—a week or two ago I had two glasses Sauv blanc—but still had some of my main course and desert plus time sitting and chatting etc. Wine tasting I only taste at one winery (unless didn’t like the first one and only tasted a wine or two.) (I also drove a lot of back roads, just to have a nice drive not to avoid a RBT setup :roll :bgrin (wellll, I knew I would be driving back roads for half an hour or so so I felt easy ordering the second glass wine.)
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