Tagged: Road Safety

Blood alcohol limit back on political agenda - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 27, 2013

Brace yourself for reporters swigging beers on Seven Sharp then breath-testing themselves and arguments at work drinks over how much booze is too much before driving home. Thoroughly thrashed in the media a few years ago, the blood alcohol limit for drivers is again in the spotlight with Labour MP Iain Lees Galloway’s private members bill on the issue pulled from … Read More

Hard to Get - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 28, 2010

Dean Scanlen makes an impassioned plea for stricter driving license laws in the Herald today. I have much sympathy with his call to make the driving test more comprehensive. I have long been an advocate of making the defensive driving and the advanced driving courses compulsory for learner drivers. This would certainly provide new drivers [...] Related posts: … Read More

Blood Alcohol - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jul 27, 2010

I blame the feral response to National’s announcement – that they will not be dropping the legal blood alcohol limit to 0.05 g% – squarely on the media. I am certain that it is the media’s propensity always to give the maximum amount of airtime and newsprint to the most hysterical over-reaction that encourages people [...] Related posts: … Read More

Fit To Drive - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 10, 2010

Once more the media appear to be wading in to the campaign to lower the legal driving limit for blood alcohol to 0.05%. Strangely, they quote the recent spate of road traffic fatalities as if this somehow bolsters their argument. This is simply lazy journalism. There is plenty of evidence that lowering the legal Blood [...] Related posts: … Read More