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Police get green light to go after drunk drivers

There are 35 comments on the Stabroek News story from May 25, 2009, titled Police get green light to go after drunk drivers. In it, Stabroek News reports that:

The police have received the go-ahead to begin utilizing breathalyzers on drivers they suspect may have consumed over the now legally prescribed alcohol limit.

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Pilot 230

Montclair, NJ

#21 Jun 2, 2009
PatriotGY wrote:
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You are always complaining about the government taking advantage of citizens and exploiting them. If the fine was larger as you say then you'd be singing a different song. Would you being saying the same thing if one of your family members had a bad day at work and lost his job, drank too much alcohol, was caught and the fine was as large as you'd like it then he has no money to maintain his family for the rest of the month? There is such a thing as Murphy's law. Look it up.
You darn right i would.We all must take a few minutes and think about what we are about to do.I did expect a comment like that from you.Patriot you are just another follower,must be the Gov milk you are drinkikg.
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#22 Jun 2, 2009
Pilot 230 wrote:
<quoted text>You darn right i would.We all must take a few minutes and think about what we are about to do.I did expect a comment like that from you.Patriot you are just another follower,must be the Gov milk you are drinkikg.
Your comments are always complied with the rhetoric!! Somebody is always a follower for you………yet you can not put up a good discussion on any issues but run to tell people they are followers!!

“Where ignorance is bliss its folly to be wise”!!!!

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#23 Jun 2, 2009
Veronica wrote:
What are the alcohol legal limits?
This is 0,08 %
80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in blood
35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres in breath
107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in urine
The highest permitted levels of 0,08 % are in these countries : Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and the US. The majority of countries has a 0,05 the rest are between 0,00 and 0,04%.
I hope there are exceptions to this law, it is unacceptable to have a driver of any transport vehicle be it passengers or goods to have any amount of alcohol in his/ her system.
Yes,the legal limit is 0.08%. There are no known exceptions to this. This is the current standard and all drivers breaking this law will be fined on the first offense, lose their license for a year on the second and lose their license overall on the third offense.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#24 Jun 2, 2009
Veronica wrote:
The fine I can 't comment on I do not know what the minimum wage is. I also do not know if this is the standard fine for all amount of milligrams of alcohol above the 0,08%.
The fine is acceptable as it is for the first offense. The GOG must be fair to all Guyanese.It is also standard for for all alcohol levels above 0.08%.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#25 Jun 3, 2009
Pilot 230 wrote:
<quoted text>You darn right i would.We all must take a few minutes and think about what we are about to do.I did expect a comment like that from you.Patriot you are just another follower,must be the Gov milk you are drinkikg.
Why complain about harsh treatments by the GOG and when fines are being instituted that are fair and just you also complain about it being too low? You do not live here and thus, do not know the salaries of low income earners and would not understand the level of thinking used when this decision was made.

It is for the first offense and is a fine that is acceptable. Considering the punishments for the second and third offenses one should realize that no one would like to go beyond a first offense.

You must carefully consider these matters before criticizing them.

Also, what is with you and this crap with milk drinking. I am disappointed and aggravated by this statement. I find it above you to be involved in such childishness and as such have lowered my standards of your level of thinking. I wish to have nothing to do with this which you speak of but am all for that which is beneficial to my country as a whole. Whether I upset you in doing so is not my concern.
Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#26 Jun 5, 2009
PatriotGY wrote:
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Yes,the legal limit is 0.08%. There are no known exceptions to this. This is the current standard and all drivers breaking this law will be fined on the first offense, lose their license for a year on the second and lose their license overall on the third offense.
One good thing there is a law that defines what driving under the influence is. Whenever this law is enforced either lots of people will lose their license or traffic police will become very rich.
Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#27 Jun 5, 2009
PatriotGY wrote:
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The fine is acceptable as it is for the first offense. The GOG must be fair to all Guyanese.It is also standard for for all alcohol levels above 0.08%.
A 1991 study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Found that the risk of a single-vehicle crash for a driver with a blood-alcohol level of 0.05 percent to 0.09 percent is 11 times that of someone at 0.02 percent to 0.04 percent.

Higher is certainly worse. Drivers with a level of 0.10 percent to 0.14 percent are 48 times more likely to crash, and those at 0.15 percent or more are 385 times more likely to crash.

We will have to wait and see when buss drivers, taxi drivers or lorry drivers are involved in an accident what the alcohol level in their systems are and whether lowering the percentage for these professions is advisable.
gtbq

Newark, DE

#28 Jun 5, 2009
we do not have the traffic as those countries where the study was conducted.
same standard should not apply. i agree with the law but why follow, lead and formulate your own standard, looking at the variables and constant.
Veronica wrote:
<quoted text>A 1991 study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Found that the risk of a single-vehicle crash for a driver with a blood-alcohol level of 0.05 percent to 0.09 percent is 11 times that of someone at 0.02 percent to 0.04 percent.
Higher is certainly worse. Drivers with a level of 0.10 percent to 0.14 percent are 48 times more likely to crash, and those at 0.15 percent or more are 385 times more likely to crash.
We will have to wait and see when buss drivers, taxi drivers or lorry drivers are involved in an accident what the alcohol level in their systems are and whether lowering the percentage for these professions is advisable.
Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#29 Jun 5, 2009
gtbq wrote:
<quoted text>we do not have the traffic as those countries where the study was conducted.
same standard should not apply.
Yes you are right, the country don't have the same amount of traffic.
gtbq wrote:
<quoted text>i agree with the law but why follow, lead and formulate your own standard, looking at the variables and constant.
My dear Guyana is not at this stage yet.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#30 Jun 5, 2009
Veronica wrote:
<quoted text>One good thing there is a law that defines what driving under the influence is. Whenever this law is enforced either lots of people will lose their license or traffic police will become very rich.
We are working towards getting rid of corrupt Police. Many methods have been put in place for the detection and prevention of corrupt Police. Those caught accepting bribes are punished. The GOG supports the GPF in condemning corruption.
DOCTOR X

Mississauga, Canada

#31 Jun 6, 2009
JAG-DEO, Guyana President has three Houses, in the U.S.A
DOCTOR X

Mississauga, Canada

#32 Jun 7, 2009
JAG-DEO, give the Green Light for POLICE to go after BLACK DRUNK DRIVERS ONLY,in Guyana. its in the fine PRINT sweet Heart, the Police is just doing as they are TOLD. so I am asking all you Black drivers out there, please don't make it hard for the Men and Women in Black, and another thing the Pay of Army and Police is not so Great,in Guyana but they are trying their Best, Please dont Drink and DRIVE. help the POLICE.
DOCTOR X

Mississauga, Canada

#33 Jun 7, 2009
You know I would like to see the Men and Women in the Guyana Police Force wearing a little less Lighter uniform because of the "Hot Sun". give them some new threads. Boy Jag-Deo is a real Cheap RED-NECK, when it comes to spending Money on his Civil service. and I think its because 90% of them are BLACK in the Guyana Army and Police Force and he HATE that, if it was the other way around oh God, Yes, Yes. Jag-deo would love it.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#34 Jun 7, 2009
DOCTOR X wrote:
JAG-DEO, give the Green Light for POLICE to go after BLACK DRUNK DRIVERS ONLY,in Guyana. its in the fine PRINT sweet Heart, the Police is just doing as they are TOLD. so I am asking all you Black drivers out there, please don't make it hard for the Men and Women in Black, and another thing the Pay of Army and Police is not so Great,in Guyana but they are trying their Best, Please dont Drink and DRIVE. help the POLICE.
The law against drunk drivers has nothing to do with race. It is a punishment for all drunk drivers regardless of race.

Let us be logical here. What you are saying is not only ridiculous but also impossible. You claim that the Police are instructed to arrest only black drunk drivers... did you consider the fact that many police are black people. Why would you only arrest someone of your own race or moreover why would you be bias towards your own race?

We both know that you are saying is preposterous.
bacoo speaks

Georgetown, Guyana

#35 Jun 9, 2009
DOCTOR X wrote:
JAG-DEO, give the Green Light for POLICE to go after BLACK DRUNK DRIVERS ONLY,in Guyana. its in the fine PRINT sweet Heart, the Police is just doing as they are TOLD. so I am asking all you Black drivers out there, please don't make it hard for the Men and Women in Black, and another thing the Pay of Army and Police is not so Great,in Guyana but they are trying their Best, Please dont Drink and DRIVE. help the POLICE.
Need I remind you that the Guyana Police Force is made up of Mostly Afro Guyanese and the population of Drivers is mixed? How can your theory be true that president wants to go after Black Drivers?

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