Increase the sentence

The Government wants to cut the number of drink-related accidents, and rightly so.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 2:59 pm

But I fail to see how reducing the drink-drive limit can achieve this.

Drink-drive accidents, by definition are those where the driver concerned fails the breathalyser/blood test.

If the driver passes the test, then the accident is not drink-related.

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Reducing the limit would actually increase the drink-related accidents, as those drivers, who may have one or two drinks would then fail the breathalyser.

This would do nothing to discourage those who would get behind the wheel after a skin-full, not to mention sounding the death knell for many of our more remote pubs and restaurants.

Surely, the Government’s time and effort would be better spent increasing the sentences for drink-drivers?

Or have I got this wrong?

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