|Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):|
Honestly though, I'm more worried about the retards that take 500mg or more of Tylenol/Bendaryl/Sudafed etc etc just because they have a slightly runny nose/headache/whatever, and then decide it's a good idea to drive. I bet those are way more dangerous drivers than those that had a glass of wine or two. And it's (technically) not illegal.
This is more my point, sure, crack down on drink driving, but is it really in the name of safety, or is it a further cash grab? The officer decides on the sport what the penalty will be and it can be anywhere within a range of $3000+. Is there a standard system to base the penalty on?
So if youre cracking down on drink driving, then how about those who smoke pot & drive? Pretty hard to test for it. Then there are the said retards who pop all sorts of medications and cough syrups, or even undergoing treatments. Even though driving while on a cellphone is now also illegal, it is still done regularly and is just as dangerous, and Im not too sure handsfree makes a vast improvement either, most can easily drive with one hand, but the phone call generally gets more attention than the road from personal observation. Then theres fatigue, do you then ban someone for driving because they didnt sleep? And the moms with screaming / fighting kids. Morons with poodles on their laps. Those scanning for a radio station / adjusting the satnav. All these things make drivers impaired
Im also not convinced 0.05 = impaired on a 250 lbs male. It may, but everyone is different and the effects are different, which is why discretion is required.
|Quoting IH8BY (Reply 12):|
I don't quite understand how some people find it impossible to go an evening without a drink
Its not impossible, but its quite normal to have a glass of wine with a steak for example. Personally Im pretty sure I will be fine as Quokka says, but I will never take the risk. So if you have an extreme view, you could say a police state are taking away your simple pleasures in life.
And Im pretty sure the idiots who used to get completely blotto and drive will continue to do so.
|Quoting fridgmus (Reply 4):|
And then you have guys like me who don't drink and who are more than happy to drive you home
Great, but not all of us have someone who can do that for us. We have zero family here and no friends who live in our town.
|Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):|
My girly and me drunk for approx. 100 EUR yesterday night. When I have 100 EUR for alc, then I have also 35 EUR for a taxi!
For some of us, eating out is a luxury, so no, we dont spend EUR 100 and we cant afford the taxi.
Seeing as my flag says Canada and the topic is about BC