Repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

For the common good, there is a need to repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but certainly a need to enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

Why the current drink driving limits and the even more preposterous “Zero Tolerance” or “Not a Drop” measures are beyond all logic; and to think that people vote for these clowns???

The human body produces alcohol naturally… end of story, but I must go on!

Endogenous ethanol production is the term for alcohol being produced naturally within the body through fermentation of its contents in the gut. Depending on diet and other factors; up to about one ounce or 3 grams of pure ethanol (alcohol) is produced within the body each day. That amount equals almost two standard drinks of beer, wine or liquor.

Catabolic degradation of ethanol is essential to life, not only to humans, but to almost all living organisms, hence when you put your favourite alcoholic beverage to your lips your body says, Ooh, thank you so much!

Additionally, there is a condition known as “auto-brewery syndrome”, where intestinal overgrowth of Candida or other yeasts in the gut, eat our bodily sugars and convert them into pure ethanol (alcohol, which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and is sometimes rather large quantities equivalent to having several drinks of beer, wine or liquor. This is most common in people who have been on long-term antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs and there are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK on long-term antibiotics and who have Candida or other yeast infections, and many more people that don’t even know they have the infections. People with this condition, who eat large amounts of carbohydrates such as rice, can actually feel drunk after eating, and chronic fatigue is the most common symptom, hence why you usually feel sleepy after a meal.

Just like most laws, they are conjured up by a handful of individuals with an ulterior purpose and not for the purpose to which they lead you to believe, i.e., “saving lives”. Politicians couldn’t give a damn about preventing injuries or saving people’s lives, other than their own. As usual, they do not consult with any experts in the particular field for which the purpose of the law will affect, i.e., the ambulance and fire services who have battled with politicians for years to remove speed humps as they are putting more lives at risk than they are saving, and yet the local authorities are still installing them, blatantly obvious, to keep people in jobs and to line their own pockets. Politicians rely purely on the scaremongering tactics that they have systematically inflicted on the masses, they don’t need to follow ‘due process protocols’ and they don’t want any expert involvement because it would expose the ulterior motive’ behind the laws they wish to implement.

Why is this idea important?

For the common good, there is a need to repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but certainly a need to enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

Why the current drink driving limits and the even more preposterous “Zero Tolerance” or “Not a Drop” measures are beyond all logic; and to think that people vote for these clowns???

The human body produces alcohol naturally… end of story, but I must go on!

Endogenous ethanol production is the term for alcohol being produced naturally within the body through fermentation of its contents in the gut. Depending on diet and other factors; up to about one ounce or 3 grams of pure ethanol (alcohol) is produced within the body each day. That amount equals almost two standard drinks of beer, wine or liquor.

Catabolic degradation of ethanol is essential to life, not only to humans, but to almost all living organisms, hence when you put your favourite alcoholic beverage to your lips your body says, Ooh, thank you so much!

Additionally, there is a condition known as “auto-brewery syndrome”, where intestinal overgrowth of Candida or other yeasts in the gut, eat our bodily sugars and convert them into pure ethanol (alcohol, which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and is sometimes rather large quantities equivalent to having several drinks of beer, wine or liquor. This is most common in people who have been on long-term antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs and there are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK on long-term antibiotics and who have Candida or other yeast infections, and many more people that don’t even know they have the infections. People with this condition, who eat large amounts of carbohydrates such as rice, can actually feel drunk after eating, and chronic fatigue is the most common symptom, hence why you usually feel sleepy after a meal.

Just like most laws, they are conjured up by a handful of individuals with an ulterior purpose and not for the purpose to which they lead you to believe, i.e., “saving lives”. Politicians couldn’t give a damn about preventing injuries or saving people’s lives, other than their own. As usual, they do not consult with any experts in the particular field for which the purpose of the law will affect, i.e., the ambulance and fire services who have battled with politicians for years to remove speed humps as they are putting more lives at risk than they are saving, and yet the local authorities are still installing them, blatantly obvious, to keep people in jobs and to line their own pockets. Politicians rely purely on the scaremongering tactics that they have systematically inflicted on the masses, they don’t need to follow ‘due process protocols’ and they don’t want any expert involvement because it would expose the ulterior motive’ behind the laws they wish to implement.

Drink Driving Laws

I have heard the this government is considering lowing the current limit, I feel this would be counter productive.  The Law is suffieciant as it is and would yet again change our social system where people can socialise together.  The people who drink too much and drive will carry on doing so regardless of the Law (usually the younger people) as they always haveand always will so why penalise sensible people.

Why is this idea important?

I have heard the this government is considering lowing the current limit, I feel this would be counter productive.  The Law is suffieciant as it is and would yet again change our social system where people can socialise together.  The people who drink too much and drive will carry on doing so regardless of the Law (usually the younger people) as they always haveand always will so why penalise sensible people.

Repeal the law setting a limit on blood alcohol level for motorists

Blood alcohol level is a very poor indicator of driving ability.  There are plenty of people whose driving is safer, even at the current limit for blood alcohol level, than others when completely sober.  What is required is a test of safe driving – eg a reaction test.  Even the old test of asking a driver to walk along a white line is a better test of competence than the current breathalyser.  Any driver who can't pass a simple reaction test should be taken off the road, irrespective of whether or not he or she has been drinking.

Why is this idea important?

Blood alcohol level is a very poor indicator of driving ability.  There are plenty of people whose driving is safer, even at the current limit for blood alcohol level, than others when completely sober.  What is required is a test of safe driving – eg a reaction test.  Even the old test of asking a driver to walk along a white line is a better test of competence than the current breathalyser.  Any driver who can't pass a simple reaction test should be taken off the road, irrespective of whether or not he or she has been drinking.

INCREASE DRINK DRIVING LIMIT

I'm not going to start saying we should be allowed to drink a skinful and then drive after. However, not being allowed to drive after 2 pints is ludicrously over the top. Reaction times aren't seriously reduced and there are a lot of very safe drivers out there who could drive safely after 3 or 4 pints so lets just up the limit a little and enable Brits to enjoy themselves again.

Why is this idea important?

I'm not going to start saying we should be allowed to drink a skinful and then drive after. However, not being allowed to drive after 2 pints is ludicrously over the top. Reaction times aren't seriously reduced and there are a lot of very safe drivers out there who could drive safely after 3 or 4 pints so lets just up the limit a little and enable Brits to enjoy themselves again.

Driving and alcohol limits

Please leave the law as it stands and do not reduce the alcohol limits for drivers further.

Have a thought for people who live anywhere outside the London area  – and therefore have poor/ non-existent public transport – but  wish to keep up a full social life. This will involve driving.

The current law allows one drink, a reasonable level for sensible sociable people.

Why is this idea important?

Please leave the law as it stands and do not reduce the alcohol limits for drivers further.

Have a thought for people who live anywhere outside the London area  – and therefore have poor/ non-existent public transport – but  wish to keep up a full social life. This will involve driving.

The current law allows one drink, a reasonable level for sensible sociable people.

Ban drink driving

Driving after having any alcohol should be banned. One pint is hardly ever "one" pint. In Canada you can get arrested for simply putting your keys in your car lock after dirnking – I think this is a step too far, but people rarely know how safe they are to drive. Education isn't the answer, people will simply ignore in this case. We all enjoy a drink and rely heavily on our cars.

Maybe free soft drinks for Designated Drivers available at bars? They make so much money on pop anyway, profit margins are hugs!

Why is this idea important?

Driving after having any alcohol should be banned. One pint is hardly ever "one" pint. In Canada you can get arrested for simply putting your keys in your car lock after dirnking – I think this is a step too far, but people rarely know how safe they are to drive. Education isn't the answer, people will simply ignore in this case. We all enjoy a drink and rely heavily on our cars.

Maybe free soft drinks for Designated Drivers available at bars? They make so much money on pop anyway, profit margins are hugs!

Tougher penalties for drink driving offences.

The current penalties for driving a vehicle while intoxicated are currently far too light. On average 3000 people a year are killed and many more injured purely as a consequence of another persons negligence.

The penalties need to be stiffer to discourage those who would think about driving drunk, and to punish those who throw reckless abandon to the law.

I would propose a zero-tolerance approach, as there really is no excuse. One does not 'accidentally' drink several pints and then 'accidentally' drive a vehicle.

I would advocate disqualifying a driver on a first offence (requiring them to retake their test) and a mandatory 3 year ban if they seriously injure someone on a first offence. Multiple offences should carry lifelong driving bans and jail sentences for causing death or disability as a result of drunk driving.

Why is this idea important?

The current penalties for driving a vehicle while intoxicated are currently far too light. On average 3000 people a year are killed and many more injured purely as a consequence of another persons negligence.

The penalties need to be stiffer to discourage those who would think about driving drunk, and to punish those who throw reckless abandon to the law.

I would propose a zero-tolerance approach, as there really is no excuse. One does not 'accidentally' drink several pints and then 'accidentally' drive a vehicle.

I would advocate disqualifying a driver on a first offence (requiring them to retake their test) and a mandatory 3 year ban if they seriously injure someone on a first offence. Multiple offences should carry lifelong driving bans and jail sentences for causing death or disability as a result of drunk driving.