Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 14, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    I am surprised that the environmentalists didn't put this in the Kyoto agreement. Some countries may have adopted .05 percent, which is probably good, but they don't have enforcement in a lot of those countries. They may have trucks and taxis and buses but we are still the country with the number of vehicles on the road equaling all the other countries put together. .04 is less than .05 but .08 is more. We have been the standard setter and enforcement is black and white when caught.

    It is surprising that Obama pushes to enforce this on states with federal DOT money HE gives states.

    We give an inch and he takes a mile of freeway away to Nevada or California. We would maybe be safer but states don't have a standard for driving with medical marijuana in their blood. So is this arbitrary and capricious to make a stricter standard for alcoholics versus druggies?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 14, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Since vastly more people are killed and maimed by alcohol than guns, let's have mandatory background checks and waiting periods before anyone can purchase or possess alcohol. The only problems is that some people won't obey these laws if implemented so we will need more laws and when those laws don't work we can pass more laws until some will say the only real solution is confiscation! Oh wait, we tried probation once but all it did was create a black market and crooks still obtained alcohol with no difficulty. Will we ever learn? Probably not!