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View Poll Results: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving?

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  • Alcohol information included as part of driving test (units, how long it stays in system for etc)?

    17 26.56%
  • Harsher sentences for first time offenders?

    5 7.81%
  • In car breathylzers?

    10 15.63%
  • Mandatory prison sentences?

    3 4.69%
  • Lifetime ban for repeat offenders?

    6 9.38%
  • A zero drink drive limit?

    15 23.44%
  • Other (please discuss)

    8 12.50%
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Thread: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving? (Poll)

  1. #11
    ashleygreen is offline Member
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    Default Re: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving

    Law made for Drink drive offense should be very strict then only drunk driven should be controlled or minimized...


  2. #12
    JPFMP is offline Member
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    Default Re: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving

    Quote Originally Posted by cjmh2004 View Post
    stopping young drivers driving cars over 1398cc. Know a boy who just bought a 2.2 litre civic and got shafted doing 53 in a 30 zone (his fault) but way too many daft drivers out there with big powerful boy racer cars trying to act smart and then wonder why they get stopped more than the rest of us - i dont know any stats on this but would be interesting if they were collated
    That may have worked a few years back

    But look the Polo GTi, it is only a 1.4 but has 180bhp and a simple £300 remap can take this to around 220bhp
    It needs to be power output not engine size

    I believe the only option in regards to drink driving is to implement a zero tolerance, that way there is no confusion over I've only had one beer and there are no excuses!

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    simples is offline Member
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    Default Re: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving

    Zero drink limit, it's the only and cheapest way to do it. That way you'll think about what your drinking on a Sunday afternoon

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    RoughShift is offline Member
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    Default Re: What do you think should be implemented to deter and curtail drinking and driving

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    Hi,

    I disagree with harsher penalties for 1st time offenders as many of us have made these mistakes while young & dumb, we are all very different people in our 30s compared to our late teens/early 20s when we were invincible & immune from the law lol But maybe a mandatory driving & theory test re-sit, along with the medical for any1 caught drunk driving (no matter 1st time or 2nd/3rd). As a HRO Iím going through application now that includes the medical etc & it really does hammer it home how precious your licence is, & you wouldnít wanna have to go thru all that again.

    Maybe lifetime bans.. but only for people who show total disrespect for the laws of the road & have been banned a silly number of times. I think even people who have had 4-5bans deserve a very final chance to prove to the courts that they can change their behaviour for good. And it should be made extremely clear to them that one more serious road traffic offence & they are done for good. Wonder what the record is in the UK for the most driving bans? Iíd think if you had more than 4 or 5 itíd be best to call it a day.

    I think the best solution you listed was a ďzeroĒ
    limit for alcohol, that way there can be no confusion & no half assed excuses about being unawares what was allowed. If your behind the wheel then you donít drink! Not a sip.. & if you follow that then you will have no problems (Iím certainly going to follow this rule if Iím successful in my application) This could go along with some kind of breathalyser in-car, although Iím only really in favour of that when they can say the tech behind it is 99% reliable. Iív always heard never to fully trust these breathalyers you can buy, that only the big F off one they have the cop shops give them proper readings. If they canít be trusted fully then why even bother.

    So Yeh, so I think mandatory driving/theory test re-sits & medical instead of prison/financial penalties would deter more people. People are shocked I donít need to resit my test after being caught drug driving, but I remind them, itís not my driving ability being questioned, itís my judgment of when I could drive they are wanting to correct, &
    TBH rightly so (For e.g chancing it while under influence)That why dangerous driving nearly always involves a re-sit, as you have shown some dodgy or risky driving while sober & need to prove your ability again

    Your licence is hard to get.. but real easy to
    lose. I for one will never jeopardise it again

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