Tagged: Drink Driving

Preventive detention or proactive monitoring? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 21, 2015

Some folks, you just can't reach. David Farrar's pessimistic in this case:Stuff reports:A man believed to be New Zealand’s worst recidivist drink-driver will be released from prison next month, despite describing himself as a “danger to the community”.Raymond Charles Laing was jailed for three years in 2012 after notching up his 26th conviction for driving under the influence … Read More

Driving while…. - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Nov 29, 2013

The New Zealand Herald asked me for comment on a new study showing that driving while hung over is a bit riskier than driving while at the .05 level. I told them:“It isn’t particularly surprising that driving while hung over increases accident risk. I would expect that driving while suffering from a very bad cold and headache, or driving … Read More

.05 - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Nov 05, 2013

Cabinet's decided to bring forward legislation knocking the drink driving limit from 0.08 to 0.05.In 2009, National first started talking about this move. Would it make sense? They held off pending further study. I've not seen the papers they now have on this, but here's how I'd suggested checking it back in 2010. We'd need to start with … Read More

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