Why do you guys bitch about this??? ...A bike takes way more skill to ride than it does to drive a car. You are leaning over going into turns and being buzzed on alchohol the leaning will really make your head wacky. It takes serious clear headedness to brake and concentrate on riding a bike...I don't want some buzzed squid riding a high powered bike around ever. Same goes for cars. But get real why bitch about laws and drinking... I don't give a shit if some dumb ass kills himself riding buzzed but the fact is most these drunk fucks ruin other people lives because they chose to ride or drive buzzed. Just one thought about how devastated I would be losing a family member because of some drunk asswipe chose to ride buzzed make me never question these laws....
unfortunately, the ramifications of these proposed laws are wider than lots of people see at first glance. aside from the obvious descrimination issues there's a liability issue as well, even if a rider registers .01 with say, cough syrup, which can happen and the cough syrup won't affect judgement or skills it gives any car driver a legal free pass, regardless of the circumstances of an accident. common causes of accidents are lack of skill, lack of attention, mobile phones, stereos, gps, etc and plain old stupidity whether it be speed related or just poor judgement. It's worth mentioning here that we have zero BAC for heavy vehicle drivers, of which i am one. fair enough, there's a lot of weight and momentum with a truck and car drivers feel vulnerable around them, so wouldn't common sense dictate that riders feel vulnerable around bigger heavier cars? i think so, especially when you see 16 year old learners and P platers with their hat on backwards texting and lighting a smoke while sailing through red lights!!! yes, i have seen this. i say a zero limit for all road users all the time, as well as fewer speed cameras and more actual patrols.
p.s, yes, our legal system is based on the british, so what? it's not perfect, but what is? i think i'd rather be here than have to carry a handgun to feel safe like in south africa or certain parts of the U.S i'm told. (not been there yet!)