DUI Driving under the influence has reached epidemic status.
States must crash the civil liberties of these drivers and protect the civil liberties of the rest of us. States will be encouraged by their citizens to strengthen laws for driving while under the influence.
We would suggest a mandatory 30-day timeout for every first time DUI arrest, period--no matter who it is, a sitting judge, teen, soccer mom, grandmother, no matter the circumstance.
That means, 30 days away from your family,
your pets, your job, your car, your refrigerator, phone, computer,
At least for 30 days, innocent people will be free from you and your ignorant behavior. Call it a disease if that helps you sleep at night.
DUI drivers steal lives.
It's time to end this in our communities now!
We need to stop making excuses.
Getting behind the wheel drunk or high is NOT a disease.
It's poor judgment and must be dealt with as a true wake-up call. DUI drivers kill kids, soccer moms, grandmothers and babies.
It's highly irresponsible.
In vogue Sobering Centers are now popping up in neighborhoods.
This well-meaning, cost-saving, enabling idea lacks vision or
It only kicks the can down the road.
These are 'ADULTS!'
How about we start treating them as such.
STOP condoning their behavior.
Catch and Release programs
do not improve the community or the drunks.
There needs to be consequences for bad behavior!
You will spend 30-days (behind bars) with highly intensive training to figure out exactly why you thought it was okay to get behind the wheel of a vehicle in your condition. A zero tolerance will mandate stricter enforcement, education, training and consequences. Take responsibility for your actions or the law will assist you.
Subsequent arrests will mandate 90 days, then 120, then 365. On your 1st DUI, your car will be impounded for as long as you remain incarcerated or confiscated as a deadly weapon and "given" back to the dealer or donated to community programs where there are people who recognize that driving is a privilege, not a right.
Drivers will agree to these terms in order to obtain a driver's license. We can no longer accept this nonsense of driving under the influence be it booze or drugs. An altered state behind the wheel is going to be punished swiftly and severely! It does not pass our common sense test to continually accept this bad behavior!
It's time we stop accepting this behavior and do something more serious
about this deadly social plague
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
States will have the great opportunity to exercise "common sense" here as well. Driving a vehicle is not a social event. Driving is about paying attention first and foremost. Why? So you don't KILL yourself or more importantly someone else. Bad behavior is DANGEROUS and so preventable. The hammer will fall on it.
(That "someone" else) being an innocent, environmentally friendly who is riding their bike to work, when you look up too late having just knocked them off their bike, rolling over them and killing them; or a child riding in the backseat or the mom with five kids going to a pizza party getting slammed into because you are LYAO about some nonsense. Or the innocent teen who just graduated high school who is now crippled for life because you had to tweet, text or otherwise communicate something that in the big scheme of things was most certainly frivolous.
As adults we MUST send a serious message [pun intended] to teens (and irresponsible adults who text while driving. I'm sick and tired of society enabling bad behavior which endangers my life or those of my loved ones.
Innovate can disable cell phones
just like navigation systems while the engine is on.
Common sense speaks to this issue
but as usual, our youth think they know better.
They are invincible.
Listen up: "You cannot text and drive... "safely."
Yes, you can drive while texting,
but the operative word here is "SAFELY."
The consequences here are just too great!
Wise up now, before it's too late for you or others you may kill.
Laws must keep up with technology!
Great consideration should be given by states to block these devices (like Nav systems are) by interrupting the signal while the engine is running. You cannot program a navigation system while your car is moving. Short of car manufacturers installing disruptive devices phone carriers will disable phone signals while the car is moving or the engine on. Tens of thousands of lives will be saved annually, by this common sense approach.
Certainly each state ought to have a proving ground where drivers can attend. There, on a closed course, drivers can witness, for themselves, from behind the wheel, the true hazards of driving while texting. Perhaps an oath should be administered at the DMV, "I will not text and drive." Certainly an affidavit. Fines ought to be $1,000 per text. This will fund the state coffers. Governors, legislators and citizens will have to decide.
Isn't the Human Experience fascinating?
We know what we want, we're just not sure how to get there.
Failed policies where we send TRILLIONS of taxpayer dollars to other countries rather than investing in the Human Experiment is likely the root cause.
It's time the Middle Class take the reins.