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Old Today, 07:55 AM
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Old Today, 08:10 AM
 
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I would imagine the limit is quite low, here in PA it's 0.08% for a car, commercial truck is 0.04% and 0.02% for school bus. 7 times the legal limit for car is going to make you dead.
The drink drive limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in England, Wales and NI, and 50mg in Scotland.

In terms of airline pilots it's 40mg in the US and 20mg in the UK, so the limit is quite low however seven times over the limit when you are in charge of a plane with hundreds of passengers on board is still unacceptable.

Manchester Airport over-the-limit pilot could fly again - BBC News

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AI and robotics will soon solve this problem.
Thing is, nothing will solve the problem of the people involved in creating, configuring, and working with the robots. Many potential hazards there.
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Is it time to ban alcohol in the US to protect the flying public?
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
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Is it time to ban alcohol in the US to protect the flying public?
The incident didn't happen in the US, it happened in Glasgow in Scotland.

It is also becoming a real issue.

I wouldn't let someone drive me home f they were over the drink drive limit and I don't expect someone to fly me over the atlantic while over the limit.

In terms of banning alcohol, the US has already tried that in the past, and most countries have far less vigorous alcohol laws than the US, they just don't expect people operating heavy machinary or in aviation and other transport industries exceeding legal safe drink levels.
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