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View Poll Results: Would you support an increase in alcohol taxes to fund P.M. transit options?
Yes 14 33.33%
No 24 57.14%
Maybe 4 9.52%
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:52 AM
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Yes that would take a few drinks - and you won't find anyone that level driving, walking, or breathing. 0.3 is blackout territory and 0.45 is considered fatal.

Maybe you meant 0.08.
LOL, my mistake! But yeah, despite what some have said above, it takes a few drinks even for a 130# woman to get to .08.

A 130# woman could have 2 beers in 2 hours and have a BAC of 0.036. A 175# male could have 4 beers in 2 hrs for a BAC of 0.059. I'm assuming the calculator means a standard size beer (12oz).
What's a standard drink? - Rethinking Drinking - NIAAA
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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LOL, my mistake! But yeah, despite what some have said above, it takes a few drinks even for a 130# woman to get to .08.

A 130# woman could have 2 beers in 2 hours and have a BAC of 0.036. A 175# male could have 4 beers in 2 hrs for a BAC of 0.059. I'm assuming the calculator means a standard size beer (12oz).
What's a standard drink? - Rethinking Drinking - NIAAA
And after the first hour most of that beer would be out of the drinker's system.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Sounds like a great idea to me. Luckily I live in South Jersey, where we have a 24 hr. subway line that goes to and from Philly. So I don't have to worry about trying to fund or improve PM transit service.

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Old 01-15-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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One solution to that problem is for the couple not to get wasted. You have to drink several drinks to reach 0.8 BAC.
Though you meant .08,

According to NHTSA, plenty of "drunk" driving accidents happen well before .08.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:34 PM
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According to NHTSA, plenty of "drunk" driving accidents happen within the legal limit.
Plenty of accidents happen with no alcohol involved. Your point?
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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Though you meant .08,

According to NHTSA, plenty of "drunk" driving accidents happen well before .08.
In many locations (including Colorado) the legal limit is .05 BAC.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:57 PM
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In many locations (including Colorado) the legal limit is .05 BAC.
Actually, 0.05% in CO is DWAI, Driving While Ability Impaired. DUI is 0.08%. Still, one has to drink quite a bit to get to 0.05%.
http://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/automotive-law/dui.php
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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Actually, 0.05% in CO is DWAI, Driving While Ability Impaired. DUI is 0.08%. Still, one has to drink quite a bit to get to 0.05%.
Colorado DUI & DWI Laws & Enforcement at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple
Glad that we agree the legal limit in Colorado is .05 BAC.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:28 PM
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Glad that we agree the legal limit in Colorado is .05 BAC.
I see that it changed on Jan. 1. Prior to that it was 0.08. I was not aware of that b/c I do not drive drunk, at any level.
New Colorado Law to Lower DUI BAC from .08 to .05 takes effect January 1, 2014
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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I see that it changed on Jan. 1. Prior to that it was 0.08. I was not aware of that b/c I do not drive drunk, at any level.
New Colorado Law to Lower DUI BAC from .08 to .05 takes effect January 1, 2014
No. The legal limit has been .05 BAC for awhile in Colorado.
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