Author Topic: Driving law proposals could see motorway speed limits raised to 100mph to 'reduce congestion'  (Read 1277 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

slapdash

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
Dad mentiond Mrs C as the introductress of the breathalyser. He has a recollection from the time of her saying (on telly) "it won't affect anybody who is simply having 5 pints with their friends".

roythebus

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Restoring old buses since 1969.
  • Location: Somewhere in South East England
    • View Profile
DD limits were a lot higher in those days1 Not that I was driving then, I was too young.
Bus driving since 1973. My advice, if you have a PSV licence, destroy it when you get to 65 or you'll be forever in demand.

nigelbb

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
DD limits were a lot higher in those days1 Not that I was driving then, I was too young.

As far as I recall blood tests for alcohol were introduced at the same time as the breathalyser so if you failed the breathalyser you got a blood test. The blood alcohol limit for drivers has always been 80mg/100mL. Previously they would have tested drunk drivers by getting them to walk a straight line or recite "The Leith police dismisseth us".

slapdash

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • Karma: +3/-0
    • View Profile
I believe it was the same limit. I imagine there was a certain amount of hyperbole with the licensed trade predicting its imminent demise.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2024, 08:44:42 am by slapdash »

Hippocrates

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1178
  • Karma: +16/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: The Cosmos.
    • View Profile
There are known knowns which, had we known, we would never have wished to know. It is known that this also applies to the known unknowns. However, when one attends a hearing, Mr Rumsfeld's idea that there are also unknown unknowns fails to apply because, anyone who is in the know, knows that unknown unknowns are purely a deception otherwise known as an aleatory experience or also known as a lottery. I know that I know this to be a fact and, in this knowledge, I know that I am fully prepared to present my case but, paradoxically, in full knowledge that the unknown unknowns may well apply in view of some adjudicators' lack of knowing what they ought to know through no fault of their own.

"Hippocrates"

ἔοικα γοῦν τούτου γε σμικρῷ τινι αὐτῷ τούτῳ σοφώτερος εἶναι, ὅτι ἃ μὴ οἶδα οὐδὲ οἴομαι εἰ

tonys

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
It only had a couple of weeks to run anyway so wasnt going to reach 100,000 in any case. The Government gave it's initial response in late May, saying pretty much what should have been expected.

In context the petition supporters equate to around 0.09% of the adult population. 

nigelbb

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
It only had a couple of weeks to run anyway so wasnt going to reach 100,000 in any case. The Government gave it's initial response in late May, saying pretty much what should have been expected.

In context the petition supporters equate to around 0.09% of the adult population.

or 0.0675% of those holding a driving licence.