So now the Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to .05%. It’s already at .08%. It used to be at 0.1%. When we lowered it from 0.1 to 0.08, fatalities due to alcohol actually increased. Why?
Because cops can’t tell that you are drunk at 0.08 without a breathalyzer. It doesn’t effect your driving enough to be able to tell. At 0.1, cops find drunks by driving their beats and pulling over people weaving around and blowing stop signs like a drunk. People at 0.08 don’t do those things, so you can’t catch them that way.
So, what did the cops do? They start setting up roadblocks. They take tons of cops off the street, and put them all in one place. That one place, BTW, is one that is ridiculously easy to see ahead of time and avoid. So, they aren’t getting any real drunks at the road block, and they aren’t out on the street looking for the drunks. (The point of a roadblock is to let them come to you.) And even then, they are screwing up traffic for everyone else (who is going to get rear ended if a drunk does show up to the roadblock.)
Now, the NTSB wants to arrest people who are impossible to detect without a still-questionable technology in a quest to try to create more statistics based crimes.