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Should the drink drive limit be zero?

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Introduction In my report, I will be talking to you about the drink drive limit. I will then come to a conclusion based on my evidences and statistics. What is the legal drink drive limit? The legal alcohol limit for drivers in GB is: * 80 milligrams (mg) of alcohol per 100 millilitres (ml) of blood (80mg/100ml), or * 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath, or * 107mg of alcohol per 100ml of urine The limit has remained unchanged since its introduction by the Road Safety Act 19671. This source is reliable because the information is from the THINK! - Road Safety website which is not biased. The web page does not have a date of when the information was published so I am unsure of its validity. Breathalysers - Against Breathalysers are devices for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. Even though this new technology device is useful, it brings with it both advantages and disadvantages. The sensors are very specific and highly sensitive to alcohol. ...read more.

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The overall results show that the amount of deaths and casualties gradually decreased from the year 2002. This source is reliable because it is not biased. It is also valid because the webpage was last modified annually from 2000. * Economic issues Not only do drink drivers risk killing and injuring people AND losing their license, they are at a massive financial disadvantage. If convicted, any car insurance will be limited. Also, criminals will have to pay a fine up to �5000. Eric Appleby, chief executive of Alcohol Concern, said the government would have to increase spending on alcohol services from �100m to �300m4. This source in reliable because the BBC is an independent website and does not favour a particular website. This source is valid because the information was published in 2003 which was not that long ago. This graph shows the amount of money spent on alcohol from 2000-20065: The results show that each year there was an increase in how much alcohol was bought. ...read more.

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This source is reliable because it is a registered charity and is not biased. This website does not have a date for when it was published so it might not be valid. Conclusion As shown in source 2, which is the most reliable as it is not biased; breathalysers can also detect certain gases like cigarette smoke. This can accuse people guilty of a crime they have not committed. However, based on my evidences and statistics, I think that the drink drive limit should be zero because of the enormous amount of casualties and accidents shown in source 3 which is very reliable and valid. Also, many people, some of which cannot afford to pay their bills, spend their money on beer and wine as my results show in source 5. Drink driving also causes many Environmental disadvantages like littering as source 6 states. Overall I think we can conclude that drink driving has more disadvantages than advantages and the drink drive limit should be zero even though the blame of drink driving may be put on someone who is not guilty. ...read more.

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