Bundy backs lower blood alcohol limit

TAKE IT DOWN: Bundaberg people have shown support for bringing down the blood alcohol limit.
TAKE IT DOWN: Bundaberg people have shown support for bringing down the blood alcohol limit. Christopher Chan

BUNDABERG has supported the idea of a reduction in the legal blood alcohol limit for driving, saying it would save lives.

The NewsMail hit the street to get people's reactions following a recent national survey by Roy Morgan Research showing the country was divided on the question.

The phone poll survey showed 48% of Australians surveyed supported a reduced blood alcohol limit from the current 0.05 to 0.02, compared to 49% who were opposed to it.

The poll showed a wider divergence of opinion when it came to the different sexes, with 54% of women saying more lives would be saved compared to 43% of men.

Bundaberg man Alex Seaward said he supported the idea.

"I like a beer, but at the end of the day I know not to get into a car afterwards," he said.

Mr Seaward told the NewsMail that he believed a drop to 0.02 could make a difference, but believed some would do as they wished regardless of the law.

Cheryl Voorderhake said time and money should be spent on educating the young, rather than making more government restrictions.

Audrey-May Thomson said alcohol and driving simply did not mix..

"Alcohol is a dangerous chemical and a car is a lethal weapon," she said

Police Minister Jack Dempsey was tight-lipped about his stance on the limit, but said he was surprised that despite all the research and education campaigns people still chose to drink and drive.

Topics:  blood alcohol level, blood-alcohol limit, bundaberg



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