From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 16:13:19 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
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Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 19:18:13 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Bill Sloman
wrote (in ) about 'Defeating Breathalyzer
Ignition Interlocks', on Sun, 5 Jan 2003:
>> The speeding still occurs.The accidents come more from other causes like
>> running red lights,inattention to driving,improper lane
>> changes,tailgating,reckless driving,etc.
>Have you any evidence for this claim? This thread has been littered with
>claims that speeding as such doesn't kill people, but it has been short on
Bill, you are misinterpreting, I think. The complaints are about
*speeding tickets*, especially where the violation is only a few mph. A
lot of money is spent on 'catching' people and fining them heavily for
doing something that is, in almost all cases, **not very harmful**.
Near here, we have a dual carriageway as wide as a 2-lane motorway, with
a 40 mph speed limit, and what were once country lanes but now carry
quite a lot of traffic, with the 'national speed limit' of 60 mph for
Then, some way from here, is a twisty, undulating road which demands
that you keep your eyes on the road all the time. It has a 20 mph speed
limit, with cameras, so people look at their speedometers and run off
In general, there is support only for complaints that most people
consider reasonable. This is one instance.
People are not defending 'boy racers'. We have our share here, who
'cruise' along Southend seafront at speeds in excess of anything you
care to name. What is strange is that only now, after several years of
trouble, is something **allegedly** going to be done to stop it.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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