How to keep drunk drivers at bay !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/13/2006 - 07:50

Hi ..I'd shifted to Louisiana an year back and now I feel the number of drunk drivers are increasing! It may also get beyond our control pretty soon...Isn't there anything that may keep them at bay ? Marcus

Posted: 13 Dec 2006 08:24 Post Subject:

huh! Only if we could have thought of some auto plan reforms! Lidlemissmuffet

Posted: 13 Dec 2006 09:03 Post Subject:

Hi guyz! Its funny that the fine for the first DWI offense is $125. But I think its less than the speeding tickets. Yes, I agree to all those who say that speeding is offensive but at the sametime lets not forget the effects of drunk driving.
regards, Fatman

Posted: 13 Dec 2006 12:47 Post Subject:

Hi all! I completely agree that its high time that we should reconsider the fines for the first time offenders. Then again we can revise the penalties for the second timers as well. These people should just lose their driving privileges -say atleast for 6 months. Above all they should be sent to jail for atleast 48 hours. What do you all think ? Even though the penalties that I'm suggesting may sound severe, but I feel the outcome of DWI is much more severe. Am I right ! Sean_Rod

Posted: 13 Dec 2006 01:18 Post Subject:

hey then what do we suggest for a third one. I believe we can just extend the term periods of the second offence. Just making a mandatory jail term including a loss of driving rights for five years could be a good option. What do ya say ! Jill Hansen

Posted: 09 Jan 2007 01:38 Post Subject: wow, $125 for the first offense!

I think it is refreshing to see a state that is resonable for DUI's. Don't get me wrong, it is totally wrong to drive if you are drunk. However, I live in a state where with strick DUI laws and it is nothing more than a money scam. We consider a person with .08 BAC to be legally drunk. That is total crap. The average first DUI will run you close to $2000 if you don't fight it. Now if someone gets convicted more than once and has a BAC higher than .1 then yes, you should throw the book at them, but lets be reasonable. A person with a low BAC does not deserve a DUI.

Posted: 23 Sep 2007 02:23 Post Subject:

I just had a drunk driver encounter today. I was driving on my way home from the gym. It was a two-way road, one lane each way. Just myself and another car coming against me. So, I am driving with about 30 mph and suddenly the other car that was in the opposite lane enters my lane and starts moving against me. Well I slowed down thinking that the driver is maybe bypassing a pothole or a dead animal but the car kept moving towards me. I had to slow down and climb on the sidewalk to avoid the other car hitting my vehicle! That car continued driving across the road and ends up hitting a fence (there is a graveyard next to the road). I went to see if the driver was ok and then I see this 15 year old kid smells like 5 bottles of vodka. I was so pissed I was going to beat him till the cows come home. He was just lucky that somebody saw him earlier and called the cops. They came a couple of minutes after that. It was his luck day that they saved him.

Posted: 23 Sep 2007 10:26 Post Subject:

Dude !!!!!!!!!! You need to stay in the house :lol: Your luck (lately) stinks!!! :lol:

Posted: 23 Sep 2007 11:12 Post Subject:

Dude !!!!!!!!!! You need to stay in the house Your luck (lately) stinks!!!

Yes it does. But I think that I am still happy and that I stil have good luck. I am healthy, I have the best girlfriend (both smart and great looking - isnt that a good luck a?), I have good friends, I am good in school. Besides most of my problems are usually associated with lack of funds, but that is normal at my age. Everybody has their own "unlucky" fields :D

Posted: 09 Nov 2007 10:52 Post Subject:

In the UK the penalty's seem a lot more serious!
Here you go:

Driving/Attempting to Drive with excess alcohol (DR10)
Fine - up to L£5,000 (about $10,000) and/or up to 6 months imprisonment
Mandatory disqualification for at least 12 months for first offence
Mandatory disqualification for at least 3 years for second offence within 10 years.

We still get the ocassional drink driver, I know a guy who had both his cars wrote off by a drunk driver without insurance! And not too long ago I saw a guy driving along on the sidewalk!

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