I don't see how halving the current limit will do any more to catch the people that have no regard for the law and go out and drink '10 pints' and then drive home every weekend.
I agree with this.
Need to keep in perpective that drink driving is only one cause, tiredness, distraction from telephone calls, kids messing about in the back, stress, etc all cause accidents. Actually what are the stats for accidents and causes, does anyone know? Would be interesting.
It needs to be proven that a small glass of wine or normal pint DOES
cause accidents and then fair enough, go for zero tolerance. It's quite possible after a stressful day that one of those could be relaxing and actually be beneficial in the journey home from work say? Don't know and not suggesting everyone do this (
) but we need research/evidence before applying law.
To be succint, if it's known to have a detremental effect in say even 30% of test cases - then why does such a limit even exist?
I prefer not to bother myself though and that's not to do with the fact I think I can't handle the car well enough, it just a preference thing. I do wonder though if you had a few drinks the night before, no "heavy bender", what a trace amount of alcohol would mean the next day if breathalysed, if zero tolerance came in?