Feds are thinking about making states criminalize “drunk” driving at …… .05% blood alcohol content.
Speaking of “safety”, I think it’s safe to say that we have reached a moment of unbridled insanity on the drunk driving thing when this can even be proposed with a straight face. I’ll take any reasonably competent 18 year old behind the wheel at .08 – never mind .05 – than a stone cold sober 75 year old.
Operating motor vehicles cannot be made absolutely safe. You’re talking about a couple tons of metal rolling down a road at speed. This is no longer about any rational concept of safety, this is about the same puritan impulses that brought us prohibition.
Not to mention this is a potentially huge boondoggle for the prison industrial complex, prosecutors and police, jailors and the endlessly moralizing therapeutic state. Enough.