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From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 16:02:41 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
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Dave Holford wrote in
> Jim Yanik wrote:
>> Dave Holford wrote in
>> > I cannot understand why people get upset when airline pilots have a
>> > beer or two before flying a few hundred passengers across the
>> > country. If it is safe to drive it is safe to fly. Same should
>> > apply to Air Traffic Controllers and Surgeons - all of their
>> > working environments are much more controlled and predictable than
>> > highway traffic; and they all have other qualified people watching
>> > them. I don't understand why 'they' insist on discriminating
>> > against drivers.
>> > Dave
>> Perhaps something to do with altitude? Airplane cockpits probably are
>> not pressurized to sea level.I suspect that may alter the absorbtion
>> rate of alcohol,or have other medical effects.
>> Jim Yanik,NRA member
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> Yea, That explains the surgeons and Controllers.
In those cases,I suspect attention to *fine detail* would be
affected,something not necessary for ordinary automobile operation.
It ain't brain surgery,driving.YMMV.
Besides,allowng some minimum BAC instead of zero tolerance(for driving)
probably is due to some desire for minimal regulation and maximum
freedom,at least in the US,I won't speak for other countries.Of course,MADD
and other fanatics are constantly pushing for more and more government
involvement in our lives at the expense of liberty.(and a cost to our
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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