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NTSB recommends lower limit for drunken driving

Would set BAC limit at 0.05 percent

May 17, 2013

Lowering the standard blood-alcohol concentration limit from 0.08 percent to 0....

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-19-13 9:56 AM

Granny Smith, first I wasn't referring to you! Second not any of my post say I condone it!

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Daniel

May-19-13 8:18 AM

OOPS! wrong article! LOL!

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Daniel

May-19-13 8:17 AM

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OOPS! Try again GOP

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FamilyGuy

May-18-13 8:13 PM

There is no justification for this new edict.

The secular progressive power players just want to rule the serfs again.

Got a phone? Call your Congressman now! Or give up some more freedoms.

The .05 is not a big issue to me But the loss of freedom is.

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msmith82

May-18-13 4:54 PM

*******dd4hire****/EveningOut.asp it is a lot cheaper thatn worrying about a dui

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msmith82

May-18-13 4:47 PM

call me a retard again idiot becasue you are the only one here that thinks drunk driving is okay and acceptable I guess you like getting drunk and driving and killing someone

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-18-13 4:18 PM

Wouldn't expect

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msmith82

May-18-13 9:13 AM

Think you are safe from DUI? Think again. Drunk driving facts show that anyone, at any time can be a victim. Here are some little-known drunk driving facts that show you what I mean:

• Over 40% of fatal automobile accidents are alcohol-related • Approximately 30% of Americans will be in an accident involving alcohol • According to estimates, someone is injured in an alcohol-related accident every two minutes • Accidents involving alcohol are more likely to occur at night… about five times more likely • About two-thirds of DUI convictions are for first time offenders • More than one-third of all fatal traffic accidents involve at least one person with a BAC over 0.08%

Do you still think you can dodge the drunk driving bullet? Drunk driving facts do not lie. Do what you can to avoid becoming a statistic.

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msmith82

May-18-13 9:09 AM

6452901 there is a comapny called dd for hire it is a lot cheaper than getting a dui i suggest if you want to drink then use them

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6452901

May-18-13 8:48 AM

Totally opposed to lowering the limit. Alcohol is legal is this country last I knew. One beer does not make you intoxicated. If the government is serious, lets just get back to the prohibition days and seize all alcohol. My fear with this would be it would put a whole lot of people out of a job, including the safety forces who have seemed to make it their first priority. You can sit on a highway waiting for assistance from the state troopers..cause they are tied up patrolling neighborhoods instead of the highways. They say "call a taxi"..well there aren't any to speak of in the Valley. Perhaps this could be part of the new law..the government can operate taxi service in every community as a part of providing safety to all tax payers. This new concept is going just a tad too far!

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reallytiredofit

May-17-13 7:31 PM

ITISNT, are you trying to tell us that over 10,000 people a year are struck by lightning in the United States? See everyone I was right about him not posting until his blood alcohol level is 49.85%. What a stupid statement that you made ITISNT.

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AbeLincoln

May-17-13 6:21 PM

I do not believe in (drunk-driving) I just think 0.05 is BS! Go hear a band & have 1 beer & I get charged for over the limit is an over-reach of Government rules. I guess I have to order 1 beer & share it with a friend or ask if I can buy 1/2 a beer. How will the clubs pay their bills let alone hire a band? There you just wiped out the bars & the bands.

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AbeLincoln

May-17-13 5:53 PM

Msmith, When I stop at the bar 95% of the time it's 1 beer, the other 5% it's 2 beers. See I am responsible!

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msmith82

May-17-13 5:45 PM

Abe here is an idea if you are to drunk to drive then pick up the phone and call a friend to come get you rather than risk getting a DUI plain old fashioned common sense goes a long way.

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AbeLincoln

May-17-13 5:34 PM

Don't sniff a beer cap or you could be over the limit! 1 or 2 beers at the bar & driving a half a mile home, GIMME A BREAK!

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msmith82

May-17-13 4:39 PM

Itisnteasy I have you know my cousin was hit head on by a drunk driver and now has scars for life because of that idiot btw it was his fourth DUI. People like you who support it are stupid idiot s who have no regard for anyone but them selves. She has a chunk taken out of her leg and is still pulling pieces of glass out of her face. All because some idiot decided to drive drunk.

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-17-13 4:26 PM

Granny Smith, you have better odds of getting struck by lighting than getting killed by a drunk driver! That's a fact, crab apple!

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-17-13 4:17 PM

here are some facts for those are crying about drunk driving ***********cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

Gobble them up Granny Smith! How's them facts on Beghazi, IRS, and AP!

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

May-17-13 3:39 PM

Need more designated decoys!

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msmith82

May-17-13 2:54 PM

here are some facts for those are crying about drunk driving ***********cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

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jsabalo

May-17-13 2:53 PM

If anyone was serious about auto fatalities all vehicles would be equipped with bac detecting technology. No one is serious about anything but making more money.

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msmith82

May-17-13 2:50 PM

marmel grow up drinking and driving kills innocent drivers. I guess you don't care because it is not you.

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msmith82

May-17-13 2:48 PM

robinj I agree with you there is a lot of solutions to driving while impared. Call a friend to come get you. stay there and sleep it off. call a taxi to come get you. There I just gave everyone three solutions to driving drunk. I wish people would use thier brains when it comes to drunk driving. btw the guy who hit my cousin was on his fourth dui.

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RobinJ

May-17-13 2:19 PM

Enforcing the current laws would be a handy solution too! Making the fines mandatory, garnish wages(hopefully they have wages!), would also be a good start!

Personally, I would be in favor of making the penalties much greater and stricter whenever a impaired or drunk driver harms or kills another person.

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RobinJ

May-17-13 2:12 PM

IF you've ever been hit by a drunk or impaired driver then this is certainly a nobrainer!! Having been hit head on by an impaired driver, with no previous DUI, at 10am; changes ones life dramatically; and NOT for the better!

Anyone drinking should NEVER drive, be it 1 beer or 10, drinking 1 beer and driving is just that driving and driving, its a rather simple safety concept!

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