Last week, the media was full of stories of the carnage on our roads over Easter and the growing chorus of calls to cut the blood alcohol limit to tackle drunk drivers. MacDoctor is sceptical a cut – from the current limit of 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml, will make any difference.
But scientists in an SMC briefing we held last week said the evidence suggests a cut that would put New Zealand in line with many other countries at the .05 level would result in less crashes, less road deaths and less cost to the state as a result.
But what would a cut mean for the average male and female wanting to drive home after a couple of hours drinking after work? How much less will be need to drink to stay legal if the law changes? With the help of ESR and graphic designer Zef Zugaz, we created an infographic to show visually just what the change will mean…
Here’s how The Press redesigned our image for their front page story:
And here’s the New Zealand Herald’s take, which ran on page 2:
So which infographic works best?