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Old 11-14-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Look at the number of fatalities that are drunk driving accidents that occur at night versus the day, even though there are 10X more people that drink during the day, the majority of accidents happen at night. I am not talking about how many people are getting arrested for drunk driving. The simple fact is that the majority of the people drinking during a braves game are older, more responsible people that may sober up prior to driving and there are some things that help that- no alcohol sales after the 7th inning, etc. Even though there are 30K people drinking, that does not mean they are all getting drunk or having more than 1-2 drinks. There are no DUI checkpoints during the day because on a normal street you just wont catch too many drunk people vs the amount of traffic, unless you set it right next to sports bar. And yes I have seen one or two DUI checkpoints at 5 pm around college campuses and even then most students stop drinking so they can go to dinner and continue drinking later that night. While the exact opposite is true at night. The majority of people that are drinking are younger kids that drink right until the bars stop serving because they are either trying to get lucky or just go home and sleep, only to get right into a car and drive. If you allow them more time to drink they will ( I know because me and my friends are in that demographic, but luckily we spend money on cabs).

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Look at the number of fatalities that are drunk driving accidents that occur at night versus the day, even though there are 10X more people that drink during the day, the majority of accidents happen at night. I am not talking about how many people are getting arrested for drunk driving. The simple fact is that the majority of the people drinking during a braves game are older, more responsible people that may sober up prior to driving and there are some things that help that- no alcohol sales after the 7th inning, etc. Even though there are 30K people drinking, that does not mean they are all getting drunk or having more than 1-2 drinks. There are no DUI checkpoints during the day because on a normal street you just wont catch too many drunk people vs the amount of traffic, unless you set it right next to sports bar. And yes I have seen one or two DUI checkpoints at 5 pm around college campuses and even then most students stop drinking so they can go to dinner and continue drinking later that night. While the exact opposite is true at night. The majority of people that are drinking are younger kids that drink right until the bars stop serving because they are either trying to get lucky or just go home and sleep, only to get right into a car and drive. If you allow them more time to drink they will ( I know because me and my friends are in that demographic, but luckily we spend money on cabs).

My point is that drinking is either good or bad. If drinking is so bad ban it 24/7 just like we do with other drugs. I just dont understand why I can get drunk during the day but not at night if drinking is bad. Everybody at the bar or nightclub isnt trying to get drunk either. It's too expensive to get drunk at most clubs today. I don't drink but I still go out at night.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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I dont contend that point at all. Drinking 1 drink a day for older people is actually good for you. Drinking 10 is not! They tried banning drinking in the 20's (prohibition) and it didnt work. I have no problem with people drinking during the day or night as long as they are responsible. If you want to drink at night you can go to any grocery store and buy alcohol and drink it at any time at night. For people that want to drink at the bars they have until 3 am to do it which is more than enough time. The problem is the circumstance and maturity of the people drinking, the majority of the people drinking at the bar or club does drink and is trying to get smashed. Unfortunately you (people that dont drink) are in the minority at bars at night. Just look at the majority clientele coming out of Opera at 3 am vs a sports bar at 5 pm.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Another reason there may seem to be less drunks during the day is because you are not forced to leave the bar during the day. Most of the parties in Atlanta do not really start getting packed until 1am and the last call is a couple of hours later. They are forced to drink more because the last call is only a couple of hours away. A later last call means you will have time to sober up. You have all the time in the world to sober up during the day.
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