Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Way To Go BC!!!
So on the news right now they’re talking about a new law that is strictly enforcing anti drinking and driving. BC now has the strictest and most aggressive drinking and driving laws in all of Canada. Way to go BC!!!
They have now dropped the legal limit of alcohol that you can have in your bloodstream to be able to legally drive a vehicle. Something a low as one drink in your body can be enough for some drivers to be unfit to drive. If you are caught with the minimum amount of alcohol in your bloodstream, 0.05-0.08, you will get a 3-day driving ban and a $200 fine (if your first offense). If you register above 0.08 then you will get a 90-day suspension and a $500 fine. Also, drivers who blow even just once above 0.08 or three times within five years between 0.05 and 0.08, they have to participate on a rehabilitative driver program and also for one year use an ignition interlock device (think Leslie Mann in 40 Year Old Virgin).
What does everyone think of this? Now I know some people that are totally not good to drive after only have one drink. I once dated a guy who got tipsy after half of a cooler. No joke. I once stopped drinking for about a year, and when I started again, after only one beer I would not allow myself to drive because it hit me so hard. For some people, like smaller men or many women, just one 8oz glass of wine is enough to send you in the range of 0.05-0.08. Sounds crazy, I know! Imagine losing your license from drinking one glass of wine.
I am very glad that they are cracking down on drunk driving. I mean, it’s just such a stupid thing to do and this will probably be a major eye-opener for a lot of people who have a drink or two and think they’re good to drive. Yeah sure, they probably are completely fine to be behind the wheel, but the next guy who has one or two drinks may not be ok and that law may take those people off of the road, even for a little while and teach them a lesson. A drunk driver took away mine and my sisters’ chance to ever meet our grandpa Kotyk, and that wasn’t fair.
Tip of the Day: Don’t drink and drive people. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to watch out for the other guy anymore?