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Should the blood-alcohol limit for drivers be lowered to 0.05 percent?

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TiredOfTax

May-22-13 6:59 AM

Time to turn this page. What is next?

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moderation

May-21-13 1:13 PM

Drink as much as you want. Just don't drive! People are against this right up until the point that one of their family members is killed. Anything over .1 should be automatic felony and jail time.

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ataxpayer

May-21-13 12:36 PM

People will need a designated driver to get home from Sunday Mass if DUI is .01.

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taxtired

May-21-13 10:01 AM

Have to order ONE glass and share it with the wife so we can drive home.

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taxtired

May-21-13 9:59 AM

So much for a glass of wine with dinner.

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YuppiePuppy

May-20-13 8:56 PM

i would like to see a study that shows drivers between the proposed .05% and .08% are causing deaths or property damage. this is a money grab for courts, period.

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MrBoB51

May-20-13 10:04 AM

Correction: ...'otherwise would not do. Sorry...distracted today. Found a tick imbedded in my leg this morning. Crap.

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MrBoB51

May-20-13 10:00 AM

The story behind the story, I think, is the Fed. once again trying to dictate those things left to the States to decide. Another 'small intrusion' into States rights that nobody will notice because now we're focused on the absurdity or sense of it instead of the the intrusion it represents. It all started in the 70's when the Govt. dictated how much water can be used in a friggin toilet. 'For the children' or 'for everybody's safety' is an emotional mantra meant to humiliate people into doing something they otherwise do; after all, who isn't for children or safety. We didn't pay attention then and we're not paying attention now.

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Scarecrow57

May-20-13 8:11 AM

@drugsrus - I didn't forget about you. I have no vinegar in the house. But I swear at one time I looked at a bottle it said 4% alcohol.

Or maybe this is what I ma thinking about ... hxxp://www[dot]heinzvinegar[dot]com/vinegar-101.aspx

Vinegar is made from alcohol. The alcohol is converted to full strength vinegar through fermentation.

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drugsrus

May-19-13 11:31 AM

Peaceful, I reread your post -"anything to protect our children" ? - really??? Guns are scary to children, even a bubble gun, kids need an Ironman suit to ride a bicycle, they have to ride in the back seat until they get a driver's license, we don't teach them to watch traffic anymore. Please tell me when children are old enough to expect them to be responsible for their own actions.

Guns aren't scary and the answer is still NO

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MrBoB51

May-19-13 9:08 AM

Good point scare. Think about it, if all the motor vehicle laws were followed to the letter, nobody in their right mind would drive. We look at driving as a way to get from point A to point B. The Govt views driving as an activity that has to be regulated. That's prudent to a degree but has evolved into a cash cow presented as public safety. The lowering of the BAC ensures more revenue from those 'announced' DWI checkpoints that are conducted from time to time. Now, since road safety is tied to Fed. highway funds, the more local taxpayers get fined the more Fed. taxpayer money gets funneled to their State. How's that for convoluted????

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TiredOfTax

May-19-13 8:26 AM

Witnesses described a frantic scene and close calls after an elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a small Virginia mountain town's parade. Investigators were looking into whether the motorist had suffered a medical emergency before the accident.

About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported.

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TiredOfTax

May-19-13 8:05 AM

Scarecrow57, you missed elderly... Thing is there used to be compassion for your fellow man. Now it is stick it to your fellow man and make them pay dearly for EVERY mistake. I like the old way better.

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Scarecrow57

May-19-13 7:44 AM

PeacefulWorld - So what about people who drive drowsy, text, drink coffee (stimulant), take advil, have a cold, or take any other "things" that affect your ability to drive? And what about the millions of just plain bad drivers, both in physical and mental ability. Many people simply DO NOT know how to drive and are responsible for 90% of the accidents. Better than these draconian laws that are nothing more than money making schemes how about real licensing tests and every 4 years too?

Did you know in 1980 the percentage of fatal car accidents due to alcohol were at 35%, today 33 years later, after all of these laws, campaigns, etc, the Percentage is still 35%. These laws are not working.

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MrBoB51

May-18-13 12:50 PM

No. A lot of good reasons have been presented both pro and con but as far as I'm concerned it's not about 'public safety', anymore than the monthly Rt.30a road checks on the County line are about 'safety' checks. It's just another sanctioned, local money grab. So I suppose if you really want to support your local Government, pop a top on a cold one and take a ride!!

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drugsrus

May-18-13 11:21 AM

the answer is still NO

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drugsrus

May-18-13 11:20 AM

Peaceful, so let the government dictate personal responsibility?????? Bloomy's nanny state???? We already have taught the kids that they don't have to watch traffic. Have you been within 2 blocks of a high school at the end of the day lately??? The speed limit is 15 but even that can be too fast. They don't even look, just keep walking across the street. it's bad enough that they don't take responsibility for their own poor grades. Teens were much more mature in days gone by.

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PeacefulWorld

May-18-13 9:56 AM

YES!!! Anything to protect our children from drunk drivers. You guys are just deceiving yourselves if you think you should even be getting behind the wheel after ONE drink. You think that the only way you can tolerate this crazy country and have a little "fun" is to drown yourself in alcohol? All you're doing is teaching your kids that this is okay because the adults are doing it, so we'll do it too. The adults should be setting a positive example for the children of the future.

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mllewis

May-18-13 7:30 AM

so does that mean a dwai will be .01%? you will have to star snorting your beer so it's not on your breath!!!! LOL

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usedtolivethere

May-18-13 7:17 AM

Whatttttttt??????

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TiredOfTax

May-17-13 5:56 PM

So you are saying it is Obama's fault that you do not know how to distill rum? Not on topic is what you are all about!

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usedtolivethere

May-17-13 5:42 PM

TOT talks about topic participation at the same time hijacking most topics to vent about Obama. Do you really read anything that you post? What is wrong with you?

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drugsrus

May-17-13 2:18 PM

Scarecrow- direct from the label on the bottle of apple cider vinegar -"Ingredients: made from the juice of apples, diluted with water to a uniform pickling and table strength of 5% 950 grains) acidity"

How about you look the next time at the store and tell me the name of a mouthwash that contains alcohol. I had reason to seek out alcohol free a few years ago and since then they all went that way.

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TiredOfTax

May-17-13 1:57 PM

When it is such a controversial topic such as distilled beverages, I just cannot divulge my source as I am sure you can understand the type of backlash they would be subjected to would ruin the chances for getting further information. And what by the way has your on topic participation been? I see nothing under your name but complaints... but maybe under one of your other aliases?

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TiredOfTax

May-17-13 1:13 PM

Go fish!

Or praise Obama, whatever you prefer.

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