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Old Today, 09:25 AM
 
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Y'all are making fuss about, well, nothing.


As a 14-yr old, I used to take a public bus home (75-90 minute ride) with a driver that was publicly known to drink. You couldn't not smell it when buying a ticket.




However, he always drove very slow - like around 30mph. The ride was always very comfortable and uneventful, if slower.


BTW, he never had an accident - so it's entirely possible for an alcoholic, to be fully functioning yet safe.


He has literally been driving the route safer than others (who didn't drink but drove aggressively and were braking like crazy resulting in passengers being thrown around the bus...)




Actually, the drive was so soothing, that I preferred to come in half an hour sooner than needed, so I could take a seat and doze off. There were buses that left half an hour after him (but taking shorter route), yet arrived 15-30 minutes before him (though, those rides were pretty rough).




There are different levels of alcoholism - he for example used to take one shot before the drive and was good for 2 hours. That's not bad. In 4 years of high school, I never saw him wasted. Ever. Also, he never drank during the drive!


So, it's all relative.
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Old Today, 09:38 AM
 
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Y'all are making fuss about, well, nothing.


As a 14-yr old, I used to take a public bus home (75-90 minute ride) with a driver that was publicly known to drink. You couldn't not smell it when buying a ticket.




However, he always drove very slow - like around 30mph. The ride was always very comfortable and uneventful, if slower.


BTW, he never had an accident - so it's entirely possible for an alcoholic, to be fully functioning yet safe.


He has literally been driving the route safer than others (who didn't drink but drove aggressively and were braking like crazy resulting in passengers being thrown around the bus...)




Actually, the drive was so soothing, that I preferred to come in half an hour sooner than needed, so I could take a seat and doze off. There were buses that left half an hour after him (but taking shorter route), yet arrived 15-30 minutes before him (though, those rides were pretty rough).




There are different levels of alcoholism - he for example used to take one shot before the drive and was good for 2 hours. That's not bad. In 4 years of high school, I never saw him wasted. Ever. Also, he never drank during the drive!


So, it's all relative.

This lady was sloshed.
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Old Today, 09:50 AM
 
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This lady was sloshed.

Sloshed, and reckless and crazy.
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Old Today, 10:46 AM
 
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This lady was sloshed.
I just watched the vid, but it's unclear if it's the alcohol, given the anti-anxiety meds she mentions - the rambling certainly isn't an offence in itself (even if weird).


I wonder what the general rule of a school district is if you start taking meds after you become the driver. I suspect you're supposed to voluntarily resign, given that meds result in same DUI as if you were drinking.


Good luck with enforcing that...




Of course, a psychiatric cocktail is not a good idea when driving a school bus, no argument about that, especially given the unstable state of mind...






Now, IF (and that's an IF) she actually did run 3 red lights, that's a whoooole different ballgame...
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Old Today, 10:54 AM
 
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Sloshed, and reckless and crazy.
Now, now. We have to draw the line somewhere.


If we locked up every reckless and crazy person, more than half of country would be behind bars...




That being said, a big bus, unlike some small Toyota, can become a loaded weapon of mass destruction in hands of somebody who just lost his sh*t...








The term DUI/DWI is very ambiguous. It should differentiate if somebody is merely drunk or under meds - e.g. should be DUM (meds).
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Old Today, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Now, now. We have to draw the line somewhere.


If we locked up every reckless and crazy person, more than half of country would be behind bars...
Driving a school bus? Yeah, that's a good place to draw the line. No drunks allowed! They don't have to be behind bars, just not behind the wheel.
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Old Today, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Y'all are making fuss about, well, nothing.


As a 14-yr old, I used to take a public bus home (75-90 minute ride) with a driver that was publicly known to drink. You couldn't not smell it when buying a ticket.




However, he always drove very slow - like around 30mph. The ride was always very comfortable and uneventful, if slower.


BTW, he never had an accident - so it's entirely possible for an alcoholic, to be fully functioning yet safe.


He has literally been driving the route safer than others (who didn't drink but drove aggressively and were braking like crazy resulting in passengers being thrown around the bus...)




Actually, the drive was so soothing, that I preferred to come in half an hour sooner than needed, so I could take a seat and doze off. There were buses that left half an hour after him (but taking shorter route), yet arrived 15-30 minutes before him (though, those rides were pretty rough).




There are different levels of alcoholism - he for example used to take one shot before the drive and was good for 2 hours. That's not bad. In 4 years of high school, I never saw him wasted. Ever. Also, he never drank during the drive!


So, it's all relative.
It is not all right for a drunk or buzzed person to drive school children to or from school.
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Old Today, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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There are many hours off between dropping kids off and picking them up.
Yes.
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