Wednesday, 24 October 2007

New safety measures being introduced

The government here are proposing to;

  • Reduce the allowable Alcohol level to 50mg from 80mg per ml of blood.
I like this proposal it will cut out the "how many can I have and stay legal" brigade, this is less than one unit and just allows for the morning after, provided there is an adequate rest period.

  • Increase the number of speed cameras by 600 units
Not so sure about this, regular users of a road discover quickly where the cameras are and most good Navigators know the whereabouts as well, having these cuts down the number of physical checks by actual police, the only true deterrent.

  • A complete overhaul of the national speed limits
Well overdue, hopefully some will increase as well as those that decrease.