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Road-safety group asks parliament for lower alcohol limits for motorcyclists

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    Eddieb
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    What are your thoughts?

    From Stuff.co.nz:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/9798072/Lower-alcohol-limit-mooted-for-motorcyclists

    A road-safety group has asked a parliamentary select committee to recommend a lower drink-driving limit for motorcyclists.

    The transport and industrial relations select committee is today considering submissions on the Land Transport Amendment Bill.

    The bill lowers the adult breath-alcohol limit from 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 250mcg.

    Drivers who record between 251mcg and 400mcg will face a $200 infringement fee and receive 50 demerit points.

    Drivers in this range would not be able to elect an evidential blood test.

    Traffic Institute of New Zealand president Andy Foster asked the committee to consider developing a lower drink-driving limit for motorcyclists, “given the level of care and dexterity needed to ride a motorbike”.

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    petez1
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    Annother small step along the path of banning motorcycle’s? And they will get away with it if we don’t stand up and so “NO”

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