Free Burial Offered to Drunk Drivers Who Die

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    Funeral home offers drunk drivers a free burial  | accessAtlanta

    Not sure what I think of this. This is a serious offer from this Funeral Home (no, I am not taking them up on it, I don't drive on New Year's Eve, and I don't drink due to my blood pressure meds).

    However, it concerns me. Do you think it encourages dangerous behavior? Or discourages?

    Thoughts, ya'll?
     
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    On im sure it's like a DUI Impact Class once you get there. They will probably show you a dead body and what will happen after you die to try and scare you, hopefully.
     
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    Either way, I don't see how this could be considered "encouraging" drunk drivers.
     
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    If that's the case, I'm cool with that.

    I just don't want to see more drunk drivers out on GA roads this NYE because of some stupid bravado and (basically) a dare from a Funeral Home.

    The thought kinda makes me sick.
     
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    I think the point they are making is your family shouldn't suffer for your stupidity.

    You tube has lots of videos of traffic stops for DWI. If it weren't for the fact that the cops were stopping them from propelling 3 tons of metal at high speed along the roads, it would be funny. but you see the level of impairment, you feel glad the cops are stoping them
     
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    Free Burials..........Okay, on one condition,

    they are buried in an oak aging barrel.
     
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    I saw this on the news. Interesting idea.
     
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    I'm sure it encourages dangerous behavior, I mean how else can you get a free burial? :cuckoo:

    I'm hoping you were being facetious with your questions.
     
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    I think if they were REALLY GOOD LIBERALS they'd mandate FREE BURIALS for drunk drivers who live.
     
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    I think anyone would support that.
     

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