Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Drinking and Driving

Don’t get us wrong as we do oppose drinking and driving in every sense of the meaning. Seems every day on the news or in a news paper someone has been arrested for drunk driving. In many cases the arrest makes that persons third, forth or ever nineteenth time. Stiff fines do not seem to deter drunk driving. Jail time hasn’t worked for most either.

Here’s an idea, why not remove all alcohol products from establishments that sell gasoline, diesel, propane or other fuels for motor vehicles. Allowing alcohol products to be sold from the same real estate as motor vehicle fuels promotes the use of alcohol while driving.

City, county, state and federal governments rely on the funds generated by the taxes on sales of alcohol products. What better place to allow the sell alcohol than the same location as the sell of motor vehicle fuels. This way our governments generate yet another source of revenue by means of Drinking and Driving Laws.

Although the law has been extended to include the use of illegal drugs and some legal prescription drugs the outcome is the same which amounts to catch and release. This creates a constant flow of revenue for our many governments with no concern for those that have lost their lives due to drunk driving or drunk drivers.

This post is our opinion based on our own observations and does not reflect the view of others on the topic of Drinking and Driving.



1 comment:

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

"This post is our opinion based on our own observations and does not reflect the view of others on the topic of Drinking and Driving."

I couldn't agree with you more. My granddaughter was killed by a drunk driver, and also a cousin.

Prohibition didn't work, and as you say, jail doesn't work. Wouldn't it be cheaper to have real one-on-one counseling, and teach them to change their ways?
I know they have AA groups in the prisons, but we don't have any satistics about how well they do after they get out.
Very difficult though as they have damaged the front lobe of their brains where their sense of logic resides.
If they could see how illogical it is to be an alcoholic, they would really, really try to give it up.

Most of them cannot stand themselves, so they drink to be able to cope with their feelings of inadequacy, instead of working on their insufficiencies.

It is a sad situation for all.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX