What Would You Do? (Very Short Drunk Driving Morality Quiz)

@mamarama (207)
United States
November 8, 2006 2:44pm CST
Hypothetical question here. Let's say your adult child is an alcoholic. You KNOW that s/he is getting blasted every Tuesday night (or whatever night) at a local bar. You KNOW that s/he is driving home drunk. What do you do? A. Do nothing. B. Call the police during the hour when you know your child is driving drunk. C. Try to gently persuade your child to stop driving drunk. Okay, got your answer? Good. Now imagine if your answer was the same as your neighbor's answer. Is it still a good answer?
6 responses
@hexhate (366)
• Italy
9 Nov 06
C C C C then B It's always a good answer
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@mamarama (207)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Thanks for responding. I agree with you (though I don't think I'd do as many C's--proabably just one time). I posted this because some people feel that B is never a good choice because it'll end up causing the family money and time (kid's car gets impounded, might lose his job, has to pay ticket, etc.). But I think not choosing B is just being plain wimpy.
@ladysun (636)
• United States
11 Nov 06
C First with the offer to come do the driving myself if necessary...If all else fails in handling it myslef quickly, then definitely B
@mamarama (207)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Quickly is the key word.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
racing against the wind - race car
B, you know they just don't care about anyones safety, someone has to try to put a stop to it this has to be the way.
@mamarama (207)
• United States
11 Nov 06
This is what everyone should be answering right off the bat, but it seems like human emotions get in the way.
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
11 Nov 06
C then B the life you may be saving is theirs
@mamarama (207)
• United States
11 Nov 06
This seems like the most liked approach so far.
@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Why wouldn't it still be good? I would definatetly talk to him/her before doing anything else. The first time I would just talk. The second time I'd warn him that any more of this and I'm just going to call the police. The third time I'd call the police. That way he knows I follow through, and he has to learn to be responsible. Unfortunatley, my method potentially puts my child at risk 3 times if he doesn't listen the first time. It's a difficult situation.
@mamarama (207)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Yeah, I understand the dilemma...we want to keep our kids safe (and others on the road), but don't want to have to do something that'll put them in jail. But, unfortunately, they need to get what they deserve, you know?
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
11 Nov 06
C then B the life you may be saving is theirs