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post #1 of 22 Old 03-11-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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(California) Alcohol Detectors Could Come Standard With a New Car

For all you Texans who live in a state that allows you to live freely and enjoy life, laugh away...
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...117777338.html

If this becomes law I'm out of here!

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i'm not a big drinker but what a PITA that would be having to be tested all the time just to drive the **** car.



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We may live freely but drinking and drving is our #1 thing that is very much harped about as in it should.

Not saying what is happening here should happen ( as its treating you like a child which is BS ) but there should not be a reason why anyone should drink and drive.

Our states biggest thing to jump on us about is seat belts

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I can't see the link, but I don't think it's a bad idea. So many people are killed by drunk drivers who should never get behind the wheel of a car. They never think they're too drunk to drive. Arresting them and suspending their licenses doesn't always work, as there are many repeat offenders.

I wouldn't mind the extra inconvenience if it saved lives. It's a small price to pay.
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We may live freely but drinking and drving is our #1 thing that is very much harped about as in it should.

Not saying what is happening here should happen ( as its treating you like a child which is BS ) but there should not be a reason why anyone should drink and drive.

Our states biggest thing to jump on us about is seat belts

click it or Ticket
Both Georgia (my home state) and California have "click it or ticket" programs. It may just be a nationwide thing.

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I can't see the link, but I don't think it's a bad idea. So many people are killed by drunk drivers who should never get behind the wheel of a car. They never think they're too drunk to drive. Arresting them and suspending their licenses doesn't always work, as there are many repeat offenders.

I wouldn't mind the extra inconvenience if it saved lives. It's a small price to pay.
My objection has nothing to do with the "message", it has everything to do with government intrusion into your life. I suppose New Yorkers love the nanny state as much many Californians do, but every little inconvenience codified into law means less privacy and less personal freedom for yourself. Even in the case of responsible drivers it implies you can't be trusted to drive sober.

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My objection has nothing to do with the "message", it has everything to do with government intrusion into your life. I suppose New Yorkers love the nanny state as much many Californians do, but every little inconvenience codified into law means less privacy and less personal freedom for yourself. Even in the case of responsible drivers it implies you can't be trusted to drive sober.
The amount of people driving drunk proves some people can't be trusted to drive sober.
And even though I'm a responsible driver and don't drive if I've been drinking, the people who need to have these installed in their cars wouldn't think they'd need them. So I'm not opposed to a little inconvenience if it helps solve a problem.

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So we the masses should have to bear the cost of having a PITA system placed in our cars. I would think they could make the person who was busted pay to have the system put into every car that they have and then pay a monthly charge for the rest of there lives to be able to drive. It would teach everyone that they know (since word of mouth is the best ad) not to drink and drive. Oh and BTW I do have a few when I want to but, I do not drink and drive.....

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WOW if every car had it here there would be no traffic


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