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House leader wants lower legal limit for boaters

BUFORD -- A state legislative leader says he and Gov. Nathan Deal will introduce legislation to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters after wrecks on Lake Lanier have raised concerns about safety.

Republican House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge said he and Deal plan to introduce legislation to lower the limit from .10 percent to .08 percent. The lower figure is the limit for operating a vehicle on Georgia roads. Ralston said he believes the different limits for boats and automobiles represent a gap in Georgia's law.

Two boys died when a fishing boat collided with a pontoon boat last month. Two more children were badly hurt last week, when a personal watercraft struck their inner-tube as they were being pulled by a boat.

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kevin 2 years ago

How about not allowing alcohol to be on a boat, period?

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NewsReader 2 years ago

Like I said before, if he was past the 0.10 limit, what good do you think a law at 0.08 will do to help solve the problem? Isn't this the kind of legislation that would be introduced by Governor William J. Lepetomane and Hedley Lamarr? LOL! Good work there Ralston and Deal! Good work!

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R 2 years ago

I completely concur; just use the SAME limit for “Gold Dome in session” requirements when legislators read up about ethics OK?

Ethics – It's not just for “liberals and unicorns” anymore.

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dentaldawg83 2 years ago

this is stupid... but I'm not surprised..

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teelee 2 years ago

Knee jerk jerks! Just enforce the laws already on the books!

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teelee 2 years ago

Oh ya, easier for the state to make more money off the boaters. It seems everything is about the money now in Georgia.

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chasmcjr 2 years ago

You can make the limit whatever you want but if there isn't sufficient law enforcement on the lake, what good will it do? And as previously mentioned, .08 would not have saved those kids.

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