Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Dec 2014, 3:37pm

thirdcrank wrote:
kwackers wrote: ...
I've no reason to doubt this but I've been pulled over and breathalysed, on a Sunday morning when simply tootling along minding my own business. How does that work then? ...


Obviously, I've no way of knowing why you were stopped.......


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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby sjs » 6 Dec 2014, 4:19pm

Just by way of casting at least a glance in the direction of evidence-based policy making, is there any data to be had on excess accidents involving drivers in the range 50-80mg/100ml? I don't know whether a reduction from 80 to 50 (or whatever) is a good idea or not, but it strikes me that none of the great and good either asking or answering questions on the Scottish change have provided anything except background chatter. Nothinbg new there, of course.

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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 4:21pm

reohn2 wrote:
661-Pete wrote:I think MickF's operative word here is "re-usable". The French-style kits can be used once only. That's why you're supposed to carry two.


The world isn't perfect :wink:
Nor am I,I missed that bit but how's this suit:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Police-Di ... 4897.l4275
Yes.
Re-useable is the operative word, just like thermometers, HR monitors, BP monitors.

Thanks for the link.
Why are they not available in Morrisons or Lidls (for instance) or any petrol station?
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 4:29pm

Mick F wrote:Thanks for the link.
Am I missing something here?
Have I drunk too many Saturday beers? :oops:

The limit in UK is 80mg per 100ml of blood.
(Scotland is now 50mg)
What is the limit for a breath test?

The link:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Police-Di ... 4897.l4275

Detection range: 0.000-0.199% BAC / 0.00-1.99 BAC% / 0.00-0.99 mg/L
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Dec 2014, 4:30pm

Mick F wrote:Thanks for the link.
Why are they not available in Morrisons or Lidls (for instance) or any petrol station?


Dunno,but perhaps they should be....
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 4:32pm

Yes,
..... and why not?

I mean it.
WHY NOT?
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 4:34pm

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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Dec 2014, 4:55pm

Well I don't need one as I don't drink alcohol but for anyone who does @ £11 they'd do well to buy one.
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Dec 2014, 5:14pm


Might be as well to read the reviews before buying this product:
Bought for use as a tester for mornings after, even relied on it once. However brought it to a party/BBQ where everyone was off their face. Tested around 15 people and not a single person registered above the legal limit according to this. Complete waste of time and money. It went straight on the BBQ.

What I'm wondering is, after it "went straight on the BBQ", did it endow the 'burgers with a certain - piquancy - a subtle nuance of exotic flavours....? :lol:
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby reohn2 » 6 Dec 2014, 5:17pm

661-Pete wrote:What I'm wondering is, after it "went straight on the BBQ", did it endow the 'burgers with a certain - piquancy - a subtle nuance of exotic flavours....? :lol:



Ah well along with politrickians,that's something else we can't trust
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 5:28pm

This is exactly what I was saying up-thread.

Get a good lot of booze down you, and then the alcohol is in your stomach.
Stomachs don't pass alcohol into your blood very well, but give it quite a while and it'll be in your colon. If you've been eating, the alcohol takes even longer to get to your colon.

Once there, it gets absorbed quite quickly, but it depends on your weight, your age, your race, and your sex, how quickly this happens. Once in your blood stream, your liver will get rid of it, but it depends on how good your liver is how fast it does this.

You need to leave it an hour or two - even more - before you get a good worthwhile result from a test. I know a chap - no names no pack drill - goes down the pub, drinks three (normal strength) beers in about an hour, and then drives home. He's fine I'm sure, but he only drives a couple of miles. Test him as he leaves and he'd be fine. Test him a hour after he gets home, and he'd test positive.

Testing-while-you-booze isn't any good at all.
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Dec 2014, 5:38pm

I believe (and this is not from personal experience! :shock:) that if you fail the breath test at the roadside, you will be arrested and taken to the police station, where they will make you wait a certain period of time and then repeat the breath test. I don't know if that's the current procedure, nor if it helps.
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2014, 5:53pm

As far as I'm aware, this is still the case.
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Re: Lower alcohol limit - good thing?

Postby Tail End Charlie » 6 Dec 2014, 6:18pm

I bought a pint last night from my local Xmas market and the chap serving me said "you're not driving after are you?" (I wasn't) and was glad as it was something like 6·5%! I felt well over the limit.