Frist of all I would like to point out I am not a drinker of alcohol of any kind nowadays 30 years ago or so was not the case, so I feel I can approach this subject.The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) call for lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers. The NTSB included a proposal of lowering the legal alcohol limit for U.S. drivers from .08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to .05 percent in its annual “Most Wanted” list that was released on Wednesday. Most of you are saying well that is a good thing for those of us who do not drink it is, but for the folks who have two glasses of wine at lunch or a couple of beers with the buddies at their house’s this could cost them a large chunk of money.Here in California, the frist DUI, after all, is said and done will run upward of $10,000.I don’t care who you are that’s a lot of money
The next thing it will effect is the Bar and restaurants; people will stop having that glass of wine or beer with their meals and not go to the bars to watch the game and throw back a few beers. Bar and restaurants will lose income that in effect cost jobs that will take away a town or cities tax base. An example the small town that I live in had 30 or more bars running full time at one point in time beer and money flowed but when California lower the blood alcohol concentration .08 that soon came to an end, that and the local police department started setting within throwing distance of any and all bars busting any who came out the front door. There are about four bars still in business, and most of those are only open 3 days a week and most are barely paying the light bill is it hurting our small town you bet it does anyone care at city hall not in the least bit.
So no I am not in any way shape or form for this.