The Transport Minister wants to do more research on the difference between a 0.05 and 0.08 blood alcohol limit, before he lowers the blood alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 or over. But he's happy to impose a zero limit for those under 20.
Quite why he needs to undertake any further research on the matter is something only Steven Joyce would be able to tell you.
Especially as Rebecca Williams of Alcohol Healthwatch told Checkpoint tonight that over 300 studies confirmed drivers were impaired when their blood alcohol exceeded 0.05. I'm going to assume she's not just making shit up, in which case, why do more studies?
And why hit the under 20s? Don't older drivers cause accidents too?
This is another example of National hitting the young. It's no fun being young at the moment. You're probably scratching around to find work, thanks to difficult economic times, and a succession of middle-aged ministers is telling the world that you're the cause of all society's ills. You're lazy, you're loud, you drink too much, and we don't like those ridiculous cars you drive up and down the main street late at night.
Young people, when will you learn to be joyless like the rest of us?