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Oh he had zero beer in his system.

4 pints the night before in bed at 11pm, tested at 7.45am. The system is a joke and doesn#t catch folk that *actually drink drive* .

OF course there should be a progressive scale when dishing out punishment. Liam was caught at 43 mgs, and got the same punishment that someone that was under the influence of 20 pints, and an actual danger.

Is that right PB?

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Oh he had zero beer in his system.

4 pints the night before in bed at 11pm, tested at 7.45am. The system is a joke and doesn#t catch folk that *actually drink drive* .

OF course there should be a progressive scale when dishing out punishment. Liam was caught at 43 mgs, and got the same punishment that someone that was under the influence of 20 pints, and an actual danger.

four pints of vodka was it :rolleyes:

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Oh he had zero beer in his system.

4 pints the night before in bed at 11pm, tested at 7.45am. The system is a joke and doesn#t catch folk that *actually drink drive* .

OF course there should be a progressive scale when dishing out punishment. Liam was caught at 43 mgs, and got the same punishment that someone that was under the influence of 20 pints, and an actual danger.

He must have the metabolism of a paving slab, OR he could be lying....................

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Oh he had zero beer in his system.

4 pints the night before in bed at 11pm, tested at 7.45am. The system is a joke and doesn#t catch folk that *actually drink drive* .

OF course there should be a progressive scale when dishing out punishment. Liam was caught at 43 mgs, and got the same punishment that someone that was under the influence of 20 pints, and an actual danger.

Liam, you say?

It's a conspiracy! Good Irish Catholic boys won't be able to have a sip of communion wine and drive home before long.

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Beat me to it!

Seriously though, 4 pints of lager (or similar) and there's no way he'd have been over the limit almost 9 hours later. Your mate is talking shite.

Or like me, his friend frequents somewhere like BrewDog where one pint can effectively be three. I've left after three pints before feeling like I've had eight on a schoolnight. That or the wifebeater.

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After driving for over thirty years I managed to get my first two traffic offences about a fortnight apart. I'm not complaining because I did actually break the rules but doing 37 in a 30 zone and going through a red light by 1.1 seconds seem close to the limit for prosecution. I was a bit annoyed as I thought I was in a 40 zone and I had made the decision to go through the light when the "bunnet" in front slowed down. That's beside the point.

What I want to know is - what are the limits for prosecution? Has anyone been done for less than 37 or 1.1 seconds?

Question :- Where does the 1.1 seconds come from ? :unsure:

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Question :- Where does the 1.1 seconds come from ? :unsure:

I was told on the letter from the polis that I went through a red light by 1.1. seconds - count it, it isn't very long. I'm not absolutely sure what they're measuring though. I'm assuming the light goes red and 1.1 seconds later I pass the traffic light. There were cameras as well.

On an ironic note, I didn't know where the 30 limit was so I drove down the same road and missed the sign again. Nearly got done again.

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I was told on the letter from the polis that I went through a red light by 1.1. seconds - count it, it isn't very long. I'm not absolutely sure what they're measuring though. I'm assuming the light goes red and 1.1 seconds later I pass the traffic light. There were cameras as well.

It goes amber before that.

I was gutted to discover the 10% + 2mph rule when I got caught doing 80mph btw. :(

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Oh he had zero beer in his system.

4 pints the night before in bed at 11pm, tested at 7.45am. The system is a joke and doesn#t catch folk that *actually drink drive* .

OF course there should be a progressive scale when dishing out punishment. Liam was caught at 43 mgs, and got the same punishment that someone that was under the influence of 20 pints, and an actual danger.

I'm intrigued by this. If he was drinking pints of fosters, that would account to drinking roughly 9.2 units of alcohol. If it had been stella it would amount to roughly 12 units. I'm told that it takes an hour to burn of a unit and its safest to start counting after your last drink. what do you guys think? Even if I feel fresh after a night out I'm always very wary of this. Usually i just dont bother.

G

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I was told on the letter from the polis that I went through a red light by 1.1. seconds - count it, it isn't very long. I'm not absolutely sure what they're measuring though. I'm assuming the light goes red and 1.1 seconds later I pass the traffic light. There were cameras as well.

Aye they get it measured by the camera. It is 1.1s from the light turning red until you crossed the white stop line. I think many places have no tolerance- the yellow light is it.

Actually 1.1s is a fairly long time as the yellow stays on for 3 seconds so it is 4.1s from the green light going- in a 30mph zone that is quite a bit- roughly 60 yards from the lights when it went yellow.

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People need to lose the idea of counting drinks to units to get an idea if they are legal. It is all down to u the individual. I seen a programme where a big fella drank several vodkas and was still legal on a breath test.

It can certainly give you a rough estimate but it's certainly not worth risking it over what it says on the side of a bottle.

I have pretty much no idea how the breathalyser works but blood alcohol content can vary quite a bit from person to person.

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I'm intrigued by this. If he was drinking pints of fosters, that would account to drinking roughly 9.2 units of alcohol. If it had been stella it would amount to roughly 12 units. I'm told that it takes an hour to burn of a unit and its safest to start counting after your last drink. what do you guys think? Even if I feel fresh after a night out I'm always very wary of this. Usually i just dont bother.

G

it's actually only an hour per unit if you are a fit and healthy young fella with a perfect liver (which isn't many of us).. the older you get the longer it takes your liver too process each unit, sometimes as long as one hour fifty mins per unit in the elderly. also women burn alcohol off slower than men.

your liver usually starts to process alcohol around 30 mins after your first drink.

bottom line is always err on the side of caution

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