Big Brother wants Alcohol Detection System in every car

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    Congress Considers Funding for In-Car Alcohol Detection System - Wheels Blog - NYTimes.com

    Diverting taxes from highway safety and invasion of privacy, what could possibly go wrong?
     
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    I'm not sure I buy the argument that getting behind the wheel drunk is subject to privacy protections. Can you elaborate?
     
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    Sure put em in there, keep the drunks off the road.
     
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    If you don't view being forced to take a BAT every time you get into your car as a privacy issue I have no idea what you think is private.
     
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    Umm do you drive your car on public or private roads?
     
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    Would help but I have read of cases where an interlock was ordered installed by a DUI Judge, the offender in several cases I read just got a friend or in one case their child to blow in the tube to start the car.

    Just outlaw Alcohol, problem solved :razz::razz:


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    I like the idea for chronic offenders. Everyone else; its just a wate of money and another electronic device that will need repair just like all of the other useless bells and whistles in a car.
     
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    If they would just put drunk drivers in jail and keep them there, driving drunk would not be a problem in this country and there would be no need for stupid ideas like this one.
     
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    Making this mandatory would be an issue to me, mostly as it assumes guilt for no reason. And for the people in the survey saying it is a good idea, I would bet 90% of them would disable the device the second they got it.
     
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    Ain't that the truth? I get incensed when I read horror stories where the driver has had multiple DUIs. Why do they get their license back? And if they kill someone, why are they only getting a couple years in prison?
     

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