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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
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Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 18:23:57 GMT
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Michael Culley wrote:
>> The NHTSA's own statistics show no statistically significant
>> increase of probability of accident for BAC's less than 0.12,
> This doesn't sound right to me, I was under the impression that even
> a reading of 0.05 would double your chances of having an accident.
Nah- the 0.12 statistic is the basis for the legal threshold being at
the 0.1 level in most states.
> I know from using the breath test machines at the pub that it takes
> quite alot of drinks to get to 0.12, it doesn't sound like alot but
> 0.12 is reasonable drunk.
Right- and that's where the I in DUI comes in- physical impairment.
>> and the states with threshold at 0.08 show no significant decrease
>> of traffic accidents,
> Maybe people are ignoring the law :-)
If the actual law is total prohibition then you're right.
Even the idiots at MADD over-guesstimate that the nationwide standard of
0.08 will prevent only 500 deaths annually. And this is so simple-minded
too because they mean prevent traffic deaths where the unreliable
"alcohol related" fiction is applied. Prohibition and money is at the
core of it- it has nothing to do with traffic safety.
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