Minister of Transport Steven Joyce
Transport Minister Steven Joyce has described legal
alcohol limits for drivers as "ridiculous" and his comments are
being taken as an indication that tougher measures are on the
Speaking at a conference of traffic experts in Auckland
yesterday, Mr Joyce said he could drink three-quarters of a
bottle of wine in 90 minutes yet still have every chance of
being under the legal limit for adult drivers, the New
Zealand Herald reported.
"That's just ridiculous," Mr Joyce told the Local Authority
Traffic Institute conference.
He said there was a popular misconception that reducing the
adult limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg
would restrict motorists to little more than one standard
drink if they wanted to drive home.
Mr Joyce said he wanted to hear a full range of community
views on proposals set out in a Ministry of Transport
discussion paper before the Government committed itself to