Saturday, 26 January 2013

Drink driving's ok for oldies

An article in this week's paper states that a local council in Ireland has approved that the drink driving limit be raised for older drinkers in rural areas on the grounds that they wouldn't be able to go for a drink otherwise presumably because of their reduced mobility.


 A councillor said that the country roads are deserted anyway so they wouldn't be much of a danger. The fact that a number of councillors who voted in favour are pub owners is surely not relevant.

1 comment:

  1. What is relevant is that the limit in Ireland has been reduced from 80mg to 50, thus meaning a law-abiding drinker's ration for an evening is reduced from two pints to one. I can see some people whose local isn't in walking distance not bothering, which will have an impact on rural pubs. I don't think this proposal is sensible, but then neither was reducing the limit.