Skip to comments.Irish Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving
Posted on 03/25/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive.
Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home. Healy-Rae told The New York Times he thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation in the small town.
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Bloomberg wont like this...
The Irish stick their necks out to state one size does NOT fit all. Zero Tolerance versus Common Sense. Refreshing to see!
I think the wife and passed through Kilgarvin a few years ago. We stayed in Kenmare a few nights and took a drive in the countryside one day. Didn’t notice any weird drivers. The narrow roads were more of a concern than the Irish drivers who were pretty good.
“The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive. “
No it didn’t.
“A motion tabled by Danny Healy-Rae at yesterday’s meeting of Kerry County Council called for special derogation from the alcohol limit for rural drivers, including small tractor drivers. The independent councillor’s motion was passed by five votes to three. Seven councillors abstained and 12 were not present for the vote.”
That story is from back in January. And it said it passed, back then.
It was legal in Texas until fairly recently, even drunk driving was not a big deal when I was young in Texas.
Before the left’s MADD movement, Texas was more interested in reckless driving, were you being dangerous or not, merely smelling alcohol on you, or you having an open container (open container was legal) was not enough to bring down the entire weight of the system on you and ruin your life, or even drive you into homelessness if you were low income.
I drove in County Kerry. I saw the mail man drinking in a pub in Sneem at 10 a.m. I saw him driving his mail truck on the road along the Ring of Kerry about an hour later.
**It was legal in Texas until fairly recently, even drunk driving was not a big deal when I was young in Texas.**
The vote was from a county council, which does not have the power to legalize drunk driving. It was simply a motion that the rules on drunk driving should be different it rural areas. The council doesn’t have the power to change those laws.
Didn’t drunk driving laws come into place to replace the personal responsibility lost when traffic courts were done away with and no-fault, when in a car, became the order of the day?