Should Motorists Drink at All?

Should Motorists Drink at All?

Nurses have actively said that drivers should abstain completely from drinking alcohol before driving, by the vice chairman of the royal college of nursing. Rod Thomson said: ‘Ideally it should be illegal to drink half a pint of beer. People find messages confusing – they think one glass of wine is a unit and that it is OK to excursion after two or three. Telling people that they could not drink at all before getting behind the wheel would make the message much clearer.’

England is behind a few countries in the European Union who already have zero tolerance, including Estonia, Malta, Czech Republic and Hungary, all who consider it illegal to excursion under the influence.

Studies show that the average mans liver takes in about an hour in total to remove one unit of alcohol from the bloodstream, and it indicates that it is much longer for us females. Alcohol impairs reaction time, as extensive studies have shown, so if you have a associate of glasses of wine with lunch and excursion back to the office, you are putting both your lives and others at risk.

The department of transport is considering lowering the legal limit from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg, a move that would make it illegal for you to excursion after consuming one pint. It makes sense, as a normal person would not drink a glass of wine and go to work, so why would you consume the same before operating what is essentially heavy machinery. They believe that by lowering the limit they could save up to 65 lives per year that are currently lost due to the recklessness of drunk drivers, and prevent further injury.

It would however, make the Car Insurance industry a lot easier, and save police time, making the alcohol and driving argue clearly black and white.

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