Motorists Face Random Booze Tests

onions

GCM
I don't have a problem with it, but on what pretext are they going to stop you? If it is just on a whim or random number, then I don't agree with it. Also when are they going to to it? All day, everyday? If so, where are all
the extra coppers coming from? Hampshire Constabulary have already stated that they DO NOT chase up motorists who have been caught on the Number Plate Registration system, driving with no tax, no insurance or no license, because they do not have the manpower!

Keep Striving.
 

safewalrus

War Hero
What a sensible idea for a change - now if we can back it with a serious punishment it will be of use. If the modern idiom of 'rights' gets to bear it will be a complete waste of time, if on the other hand we go with the Scandinavian system - found guilty you loose your licence - permanently! it will be worth it!
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
Have to agree with onions really, and as Maxi says, the system has been in for some time now. The Law can stop you if they suspect that drink was/is involved with your driving. It was on the Officers pure opinion and not from a related incident that you were stopped. Yes, of course it was mandatory if involved in an accident, but how many times are you stopped for the "in my opinion, you were weaving across the road and i do believe that you have been drinking, blow into this"? You're not going to say to the copper, no, in my opinion I wasn't! So how is this law going to change things? It's all in the wording I guess but I'm all for it of course.

Besides.....when you drink and drive you tend to spill most of it anyway! :grin:
 

KATWEEZIL

Lantern Swinger
safewalrus said:
If the modern idiom of 'rights' gets to bear it will be a complete waste of time, if on the other hand we go with the Scandinavian system - found guilty you loose your licence - permanently! it will be worth it!

Agree with the sentiment but for one problem and that is there are already those that will drive their cars regarless of having a license therefore no road tax therfore no insurance therefore no MOT. Life-banning people will just increase that number. :sad:
 
While we are at it when it comes to motorist the TV is full of the increase in penalties for using a mobile as you drive. A reasonable law but never enforced. In London every 5th driver, cyclist and pedestrian crossing roads seemed to be on their mobile phone.

What I cannot understand is why they did not include

The use of hand held radio microphones, or is it that not only Army, Navy, RAF, Customs and Excise, Most of the vehicles at all our airports whilst landside, Police, Fire, Ambulance, Bus Inspectors, Taxi Drivers, Doctors, Lorry Drivers etc use them. Often whilst driving at high speed to emerency or critical incidents. But then thats OK no danger there then. What about:

Smoking
Eating
Drinking
Sorting out what CD to play
Groping your Girl/boy friend
Reading maps, newspapers etc etc etc. All just a dangerous but do not fit the public image bill as mobile phones do

Its another stupid knee jerk popular targeted law. Yes let us prevent ********* driving/cycling/walking whilst on the phone but that must include all similar activities and if its the concentration and not the physical grip of the phone that is the problem as our Road Safety Experts tell us then it is also hands free kit. Single manned vehicles should not be using radio communications of any type.

Is that going to happen NO CHANCE

Nutty
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
K'inell Nutty.. calm down...you're going to have a problem with yer chest if you keep that up!!!!! :grin: :grin:

But I agree all the way with you mate... :wink:
 

jungle_jim

Lantern Swinger
safewalrus said:
What a sensible idea for a change - now if we can back it with a serious punishment it will be of use. If the modern idiom of 'rights' gets to bear it will be a complete waste of time, if on the other hand we go with the Scandinavian system - found guilty you loose your licence - permanently! it will be worth it!

i like that punishment. i hate drink drivers i put them in a simular line of druggies. i lost an old shipmate and good friend to some drink driver when he we returning back on board after weekend. since that day i have n problem reporting drink drivers i have even threatened my dad with it when he once tried to drive. and how come the driver is always the one that seems to be able to walk away :twisted:
 

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