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Old 01-11-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Some thoughts:

I think the key is developing a test to check impairment instead of inferring impairment from a blood alchol level. I think this would be more time consuming but more effective.

Tests have shown that task skills learned while drunk are remembered while drunk which is probably why some people can survive driving drunk. Many alcohol addicted people can appear quite sober at levels that would have most of passed out in the corner.

Drunk driving, stoned driving, texting driving, sleep driving are all causes of accidents that have different sources. I do not, nor does anyone else, know of a way to stop addicts from trying to live a "normal" life even if it endangers others.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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In my opinion, the real test is whether you can drive with a beer between your legs while you are texting on your cell phone.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Did you hear the lowest place for DWI arrests in New Mexico was Espanola for the first time since 1990.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Didn't Espanola see a rise in DWI arrests?
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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Did you hear the lowest place for DWI arrests in New Mexico was Espanola for the first time since 1990.

Well, does this mean that fewer people are driving drunk/impaired in Espanola? Or does this mean that the police are just not patrolling as much and therefore not making as many arrests as in prior years?
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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There has been an increase in the police force in Espanola... so hmmm idk?
They have DWI enforcement vehicles now...

And no, Espanola saw a slump in arrests... by 10 or so. Still, the lowest on the list of arrests according to KOB.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Germany
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I drink alcohol, i smoke and i like to watch porn (and yes i am married with a woderful wife).........I am 37 yo and I never caused an accident, I neverer robbed anybody and i never harmed anybody...........
I just wanna have my freedom and my right to live.....
And of course I am against Drunk Drivers...........If somebody have the money to get drunk, they should have the money for a taxi-cab to get home...........

Greets

Gabriel
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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The solution is not technology in cars or tougher laws. The solution is to make communities smaller and more self-sustained. If everyone is able to walk from the bar home, there is no need to drive. A lot of people drink and drive because the bar is 20-30 miles from home and there is no cabs to be found or they are too expensive.

I personally don't like alcohol much so no problem there BUT it is a pain in the neck even going to a restaurant to have dinner when you know that it will take 30 minutes to get there. The lack of compactness of communities in this country is a cause of a lot more problems than just drunk driving.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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The solution is not technology in cars or tougher laws. The solution is to make communities smaller and more self-sustained.
So.. where are you going to put all the New Yorkers?
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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So.. where are you going to put all the New Yorkers?
Espanola....the New Jersey of New Mexico.
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