From: "Da Man"
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Thanks Fred!
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Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 23:46:06 GMT
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"Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
> "Anthony Q. Bachler" schreef in bericht
> > If it saves even one life because some socially retarded moron didnt
> > his 'good buddies' system, then yes, Ill answer nothing but questions
> > connecting batteries to led's for the rest of my life if thats what it
> > takes.
> While we need to draw the line somewhere, it doesn't help to draw
> them rigidly.
> For instance, the profile on your tires, when new, is about 7mm.
> Here in the Netherlands, you can get a fine if the profile gets
> below 2mm. Below this depth, we consider the tyres too risky,
> car may skid, or tyres may burst spontaneously.
> Every mm less profile increase the chance of aqua-planing, skidding,
> causing (more) lethal accidents.
> Do you replace your tyres, every 3 months ?
> You can ask the same questions regarding maximum allowed speed.
> For each percent off, you save a life. Even if the maximum
> speed was 3km/hour, there would still be deadly accidents to
That brings up another interesting topic - only 6% of accidents are actually
caused by speed (very excessive in most cases) according to one artical I
read. After all, if the speed limit was reduced to 1 km/h, wouldn't all
accidents be "speed related"? Speeds are lowered so that you comfortably
want to go a little faster, so you get nabbed by a cop, and the goverment
and insurance have a feild day on sucking money out from you. Did you know
if your caught speeding 1 km/h (or 1 MPH) over the insurance companys put
you in the same catagoty as if you were doing 75 km/h or more over?
As for most things the goverment does, it's the $$$$$ that count in the end,
not the people.
> Even the guy that drives drunk is a 'product' of our own
> Frank Bemelman
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