Feds Look to Lower Legal Drunk Driving Limit to Increase RevenueSubmitted by cooper11 on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:31
By JG Vibes
May 17, 2013
The government is here to help again, and as usual they are probobly going to make a lot of money, and fill a lot of their cages in the process.
According to CBS:
A federal agency’s recommendation to lower the legal limit is drawing some opposition. The National Transportation Safety Board says the recommendation could cut the number of DUI deaths but not everyone is on board. If the NTSB has its way, the legal limit could drop from .08 to .05 across the country.
“Studies have shown if you can bring it down to .05, you can significantly reduce the number of fatalities and accidents on our nation’s highways,” said one official.
As it stands right now the way that the state deals with drunk driving is tyrannical and infringes upon everyone’s rights, even people like myself, who don’t drink at all. To lower the limit even more would be insane, and it is obvious when things are done like this that the government isn’t concerned about anyone’s safety, they are just looking for another excuse to fill their pockets and their jail cells. Recently economist Jeffrey Tucker wrote an article on this subject and discussed the problems with the status quo while offering some solutions as well.
In his article he said that:
Laws against drunk driving have vastly expanded police power and done nothing to stop the practice. The best prevention against unsafe driving from drinking has been provided privately: friends, services offered by bars and restaurants, community interest groups, etc. This is the humane and rational way societies deal with social risks. The police have only messed up this process by adding a coercive element that targets liberty rather than crime.
And we can see where this is heading. Texting is now illegal in most places. So is talking on the phone. Maybe talking itself should be illegal. Some communities are talking about banning eating. All of this is a distraction from the real issue.