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From: "Michael Painter"
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Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 02:15:41 GMT
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Michael Painter
> wrote (in -news.ops.worldnet.att.net>) about 'Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks -
> Big Brother at his best!', on Sat, 4 Jan 2003:
> >Protecting people from drunks is no more illegal than protecting them
> >any other danger that the individual has no control over.
> I really don't think that is the point. It's about the allocation of
> resources to what is a minority cause of fatalities, and in many places
> a very small minority cause. More lives would be saved if other causes
> of accidents were more diligently addressed.
Perhaps in "many places" but not in Canada or the United States.
"The ages of 16 and 24 are the most dangerous for both sexes. Between the
ages of 16 and 64 alcohol figures into over 20% of all fatal accidents, and
between the ages of 21 and 44 almost 50% of all fatalities. "
If other cause were diligently addressed probably a large perccetnage of teh
population would protest it, win and continue to die.
Seatbelt laws are a prime example of this.
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