Saturday, December 17, 2005

Blood Alcohol Content Nonsense

As I have known for over a decade continual lowering of allowable blood alcohol contents for those operating motor vehicles results in zero safety gain.

This may fly in the face of the common perception but the reality starkly rejects the less and less lucid rantings of MADD.

The vast preponderance of those caught for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol have a Blood Alcohol Content in excess of .15.

That's right nearly double the legal limit.

The average for my home county in Missouri was .156 after adopting the .08 standard for intoxication.

In other words police catch no one with a blood alcohol content of .08 unless it is in one of their roadblocks.

More on this topic here.

I do not advocate drinking and driving.

I do advocate the use of common sense while legislating.

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