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From: "Michael Painter"
Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
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Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 07:46:09 GMT
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Organization: AT&T Worldnet
"Gerry Schneider" wrote in message
> There you go - a (flawed!) device whose "data" (including
> false positives) is used to judge you without recourse to a
> fair hearing, which *requires* you to either blow into a
> tube while driving (ridiculous!) or pull over before the
> horn and lights go off (dangerous!), and which is set to
> absurdly low levels (watch out for mouthwash and
> liqueur-filled chocolates!). And when does the punishment
> end? When they say so! OK, sure, the guy may have deserved
> to get nailed for drunk driving, but doesn't anybody besides
> me (and Fred) worry about where this is going? Or have you
> Americans been so brainwashed by the War on Drugs, War on
> Terrorism etc. that you don't care anymore?
Hopefully it is going to reduce the number of drinking and drunk drivers on
the road. Maybe you are part of the culture that thinks it's OK.
Until very recent times in the USA, drinking and driving was not taken
seriously. A wink and "haven't you ever had a few and drove home" got
I have been on three accidents in the last year that may not have involved
drinking. One for sure, the other two, the people were gone before we got
Ever watch a kid die because his drinking dad put him on the tank of a
motorcycle and broke a telephone pole with it.
Dad lived because the kid served as an air bag.
I'd have a lot less to do if there was no drinking and driving.
I don't care what they do. You drive with the consent of the government and
it is not a right.
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