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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by funetical, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Think there's an error in the story. BAL of 0.87. I think not.

    Sad story, though.
     

  2. mtndoc

    mtndoc New Member

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    Yes very sad:(

    BAL of 0.87 he wouldn't have to worry about suicide...course he wouldn't have been alive to drive....at .40 you need medical attn...

    DrB
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  3. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    Sounds like it, most likely actually 0.087 - just over the legal limit in most places...
     
  4. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Texas launched a banner campaign called buzzed driving is drunk driving. No it's not. That being said that same blood alcohol level would take the wife down.
     
  5. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    We have that up here in MA as well, those commercials are all over the TV.
     
  6. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    "Drunk", "buzzed", "distracted", it's all the same thing -- a driver has chosen to let something else interfere with his/her ability to operate a motor vehicle. This driver has decided that driving is so little a challenge that his/her whole attention isn't required.

    OK, you're driving a 3000-lb metal cage with a 150+ hp engine in it, capable of nearly 100 mph; the forces involved kill 40,000 people every year in the USA alone, JUST from being drunk! WHAT ABOUT THIS IS 'UN'CHALLENGING?!?

    Before becoming car-free, I drove for over 30 years, some of that time in Germany -- where they take it pretty seriously! For example, if you're pulled over for suspicion of DUI, and you refuse to submit to a blood test, well...they TAKE it anyway! It was a good education on the skills needed for good driving -- something I haven't seen since returning, either.

    The pitiful ease of getting license leads too many dummies to believe it's a casual exercise; thus, there are WAAAAY too many dummies who have no business out there!

    There's not a lot I take very seriously anymore, but operating a powerful machine is still one of them. Everybody else needs to do the same -- or would you prefer to be one of the 800 CYCLISTS killed on the roads in 2010?
     
  7. Cyclomatic

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    I wonder what the stats of killed while driver was sneezing is. The reality of Distraction is that's what life is. A distraction on the way to death. don't agree that buzzed driving is drunk driving other wise they would have made the bal .001.