Drinking and driving

@frank67 (120)
Canada
January 20, 2007 9:51pm CST
What do you think should happen to people that drink and drive? Should the punishment be stiffer is someone is hurt or killed? Why do so many people get away with it?
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I think that the punishment should be stiff no matter what. Maybe if people had tougher fines and jail time the first time that they were caught they would think really long and hard about doing it again. I think that there should also be a mandatory revocation of the driver's license for 1-5 years. If a drunk driver injures or kills someone, the jail time should be extensive, and the person should never be allowed to drive again. There should be a zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving. If not, people will keep doing it.
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@frank67 (120)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I agree with zero tolerance. Here where i live a guy i know got caught and lost his lisence for a year Got a $980.00 fine. He doesnt drink and drive any more.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Now that's the result we want. Make it miserable for the offender so that he doesn't do it ever again. I would have made the fine a bit higher, also- don't tell him, because I'm sure he thinks enough is enough!
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@frank67 (120)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
LoL..yep this was a few years ago..he also had to go to a course before he could get his lisence back..It did the trick in his case, but some people never learn.
@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I agree one hundred percent with laurie. If the penalties were stiffer, people would think twice about getting behind the wheel of their car when they've been drinking.
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@frank67 (120)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
Yes i'm glad people think the same on this one.
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@wiessied (646)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Definately it schould be a stiffer penelty if someone is hurt or killed ,come on now they drink and drive and kill someone and they get involuntary manslaughter,and serve 5 year,or probation, that ridiculous.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I don't understand this either. why are there still so many people driving with a record of drunk driving. they need to make the laws harder on them.