Nanny State Myth allowed to kill NZers by the National Party
Joyce concedes lower limit could save lives
Transport Minister Steven Joyce has conceded that reducing the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers could save lives, prevent injuries and save millions of dollars in social costs. But he said the Government's road safety package - announced Monday - already includes measures that will achieve the same ends, including a zero limit for repeat drink-drivers and drivers under 20.
What a load of bullshit, National are so terrified by the Politically Correct Nanny State Myth they spent a decade building that they won't enact social policy for fear their Frankenstein bogeyman will backlash against them and that spineless Joyce admits the wimp out on blood alcohol levels will cost lives and millions of dollars just so the Nats don't seem 'Nanny State'.
As Gordon points out...
On the despicable decision on blood alcohol driving limits
This rationale for kicking for touch could hardly be more contemptible. More research into what – whether alcohol at these levels really does impair driver judgment? That’s a no-brainer. Our current blood alcohol levels are already at world highs – four times what they are in Russia, for God’s sake – and are also far in excess of similar developed countries.
This National Cabinet are a pack of gutless wonders who are not fit to lead on important social issues.