Skip to comments.To draft a better DUI law
Posted on 11/09/2005 3:39:41 PM PST by elkfersupper
It is time to separate fact from fiction about our drunken driving laws. It is time to stop deluding ourselves into believing that stricter penalties are the solution. It is also time to start promulgating laws that attack the core problem, including creating a bright line that even an intoxicated person can walk.
Drunken driving is a problem in Massachusetts. It is also a problem in New York, Texas and every other state in the country. Statistically, Massachusetts roads are not the most dangerous in the country. There is also no proof that Massachusetts drivers are more likely to drive impaired.
Perhaps it is time to make it illegal to drink any alcohol and drive a car.
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MADD should be proud.
Well maybe you would be more accepting if it was worded this way :
Perhaps it is time to make it illegal to drive when you have had any alcohol to drink.
I doubt you will but it was worth a try.....
"Drunk driving" isn't nearly the problem it is often made out to be, and the issue would nearly disappear if people were simply prosecuted for violating motor vehicle laws on a regular basis regardless of whether they were sober or drunk at the time.
I think they should just ban cars in Massachussetts. High time those bastards should have to use the mass transit everyone else has to pay for. And think of all the green space they could reclaim!
MADD is out of its mind. And cops angling for a reason to bust anyone walking out of a bar love them for it.
And so are drunk Senators.
"I really don't see how they are suggesting prohibition. I beleive they are talking about driving after drinking."
Think when you Drink...don't drive. BSD (2005)
Drink all you want to...just don't drive. BSD (2005)
Which leaves three choices for folks who drink...
1 - Drink at home only
2 - Live within easy walking distance of a bar
3 - Always have a sober driver handy to pick your sorry butt up and schlep you home (or to your next destination)
The idea of responsible drinking, of course, goes right out the window... but that's no different from what we do with respect to other drugs anyway. Since we're already settled on a police state, might as well have an egalitarian police state.
Perhaps it is time to make it illegal to drink any alcohol and write for a newspaper.
...and perhaps it is time to don your jackboots!
I'm sure you have them all polished.
Agreed on both points. Every time I see this kind of crap I can't help but miss Sam Kinison.
It took me 6yrs to quit drinking, after I had lost my license...I've now been almost 5yrs.
I still do not agree with the DUI laws...and detest MAD, but if I hadn't lost my license...I'd probably still be drinkin.
In downtown Owego, they force the bars to close by not allowing parking between 2 and 5 AM. Effectiveness depends on how swift the police are in getting out to issue tickets.
There you go, being rational again (doesn't pay).
Sure, I like raodside safety checks. They are akin to metal detectors at the airport. OH wait I suppose you oppose them too eh? If not what is the difference?
Good one. Certain city/county governments base their budgets on ticket quotas. While this is going on the bastards from third world nations are creeping across our borders. And nobody gives a sh!t. I'll drink and drive if I want to. Stop this PC crap.
Knda living dangerously to be bringing up sammy in this forum eh?
After all he did like to tell a joke about Jesus being able to use his hands as a whistle.....