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Old Dec 30th 2009, 8:13 am
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Be careful guys....

UAE traffic police have arrested 817 motorists for drink drive-related offences this year, it has been reported.

"We follow, and will continue to follow, a zero tolerance approach against driving under the influence, as the Federal Traffic Law prohibits such behaviour,”

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57727...vers-this-year
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you gotta be a complete dickhead to drink and drive.
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'Under the law the minimum fine for drink driving is AED20,000, as well as 24 black licence points, the confiscation of the vehicle for two months, the licence for three months and a jail sentence.'

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R u kidding ?
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And the cops are known to post a motor cycle patrol officer outside venues such as Irish Village, so better to use taxis or the metro.
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you gotta be a complete dickhead to drink and drive.
Totally agree. I wish they would bring in this kind of punishment and enforcement at home too.
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I think zero tolerance is ridiculous....people who have a unit in their system are not the same as idiots who get tanked up and get behind the wheel.

The punishment for people over the limit in the UK needs to be increased for sure - I would even advocate flogging in public for drunk drivers who cause accidents...I don't see any sense in punishing people who have a beer then drive home sober and sane and are just unlucky to be pulled over though.

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I think zero tolerance is ridiculous....people who have a unit in their system are not the same as idiots who get tanked up and get behind the wheel.

The punishment for people over the limit in the UK needs to be increased for sure - I would even advocate flogging in public for drunk drivers who cause accidents...I don't see any sense in punishing people who have a beer then drive home sober and sane and are just unlucky to be pulled over though.

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At the end of the day it's just 1 drink and it doesn't hurt to just give it a miss if you're driving. It's not a massive sacrifice.

I agree that you're able to drive quite fine after a beer but a zero tolerance approach isn't a massive inconvenience for anyone.

Frankly if I can't have a few drinks when i'm out....I can't be bothered with just one. If I have to have one beer and then orange juice the rest of the night...may as well just have orange juice all night.

Or even better - get a taxi.....they're cheap as chips.
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Will you give me a lift home afterwards?
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Be careful guys....

UAE traffic police have arrested 817 motorists for drink drive-related offences this year, it has been reported.

"We follow, and will continue to follow, a zero tolerance approach against driving under the influence, as the Federal Traffic Law prohibits such behaviour,”

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57727...vers-this-year
But what's the actual blood-alcohol limit? Is it zero?
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But what's the actual blood-alcohol limit? Is it zero?
I think that is was 'zero tolerance' means. Otherwise there would be some tolerance.

My view is that it should be nil. As soon as you allow people to have 'one drink' the whole system is open to abuse.

I refuse to believe that people are just as capable after even one drink - the 8 stone guy who has not eaten all day isn't going to be 100% after a pint.

As others have said, if it's one and then cokes all night, why not just drink the cokes from the start?
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I think that is was 'zero tolerance' means. Otherwise there would be some tolerance.

My view is that it should be nil. As soon as you allow people to have 'one drink' the whole system is open to abuse.

I refuse to believe that people are just as capable after even one drink - the 8 stone guy who has not eaten all day isn't going to be 100% after a pint.

As others have said, if it's one and then cokes all night, why not just drink the cokes from the start?

It takes 72hours for alcohol to completely leave the system of a appropriately weighted person.....

How many dayz EM have you been sober but against the zero tolerance count to do the school/office run?.......
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I think that is was 'zero tolerance' means. Otherwise there would be some tolerance.

My view is that it should be nil. As soon as you allow people to have 'one drink' the whole system is open to abuse.

I refuse to believe that people are just as capable after even one drink - the 8 stone guy who has not eaten all day isn't going to be 100% after a pint.

As others have said, if it's one and then cokes all night, why not just drink the cokes from the start?
"Zero tolerance" does not mean the limit is zero - it is simply a phrase used to reflect the fact that there will be no exceptions, no second chances, no leniency etc. The British police have a zero tolerance policy on drink-driving every Christmas and New Year, but the limit isn't zero......

........ the problem in the UK is that you don't necessarily know if you are committing an offence or not. If I drive to a pub and spend, say, an hour drinking two pints of average strength beer, am I going to be over the limit when I drive home? Some will be, some won't............

............ which isn't right, so I suppose a zero limit would be the answer. Tough, but fair (and equal) for everybody.
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It takes 72hours for alcohol to completely leave the system of a appropriately weighted person.....

How many dayz EM have you been sober but against the zero tolerance count to do the school/office run?.......
ok, let's adjust this for the measurement tolerance of the breath measuring device - never.
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