In my opinion:It was a stupid mistake to pass this useless lowering
of BAC. It will add nothing to safety. But banning cell phone use would. I bet
the dont do that because their 'base' wants to keep doing that unsafe
@Y Ask Y - Provo, UTJuly 19, 2018 9:46 a.m."Another "message
bill", or is this one so that Utah legislators can proudly proclaim their
moral superiority to the rest of the country?"Sorry but I
don't get your comment... How is changing the amount from .08 to .05
superiority?? I could care less if people drink/drugs... its when they get
behind the wheel that I have a problem with... so if it wasn't a problem...
why change it?
None of Utah's police agencies have portable breathalyzers that can measure
I just hope that they will get tougher on texting and driving. It is not fair
to me to have to be on the same highways as those who choose to text and drive.
They can Uber or take a taxi.
If it really won't make any difference, then why was the BAC level
dropped?Another "message bill", or is this one so that Utah
legislators can proudly proclaim their moral superiority to the rest of the
Sorry Folks, but if there weren't so many driving while impaired, we
wouldn't even be having this discussion.
The key to staying clear of this new law is to not drive after drinking ANY
alcohol. It’s not fair to other drivers. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are
I welcome the change because we already have too many tourists crowding our
deserts and mountains.
4601: "Regardless of the blood alcohol content law, officers must still have
probable cause to stop a motorist."Reasonable suspicion to stop,
probable cause to arrest.
Regardless of the hue-and-cry that has accompanied this pending change in the
law, I can't see how it will change all that much: It's challenging
enough to apprehend impaired motorists and to prove impairment at 0.08. I
seriously doubt Utah's jails are going to overflow simply because Stanley
stops by the local bar for half a beer on the way home from work. (Yes, I know
that scenario is ridiculous: It's at least as ridiculous as all of the
handwringing going on about the pending change ...)
Regardless of the blood alcohol content law, officers must still have probable
cause to stop a motorist.