# 3,000 Tickets Issued During Virginia Road Safety Crackdown

December 11, 2008

• December 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Do the Math says:
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Yep, MADD is right, there is a huge drunk driving problem on the roads. 3,000 tickets in 2 days reaps 4 drinking drivers – .0013333%

We need tougher laws to combat this menace on our roadways.

• December 11, 2008 at 2:55 am
nobody important says:
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And this has something to do with what, MADD hater? They removed 4 potential murderers from the street. How do you object to that? I still think you work for the Trial Lawyers who defend the drunks.

• December 11, 2008 at 4:28 am
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Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that the police pulled over 1 out of every 20 cars, which would be 4 drunk drivers out every 60,000. Now let us suppose further that of those 4 accused of drunk driving one-half were legally drunk, not actually drunk [the opinion of the AMA years ago was that drunk was .15 BAC, since lowered it to .10, but the law says .08] Now I’m quite certain that there are a great many drivers who are drunk driving under this .08 legal definition, but who would not be considered drunk, or even tipsy or impaired, to most reasonable observers. Now let’s suppose further that of those actually drunk 1 in 10 causes any serious injury. The math would look like this: drunk drivers 2/60,000; drunk driver caused injury 2/600,000 Which yields the result that the probability that you will be injured or killed by a drunk driver today is .0000033 (three millionths of one percent) I believe I’m using extremely conservative numbers, which would mean that you have a much greater chance of being struck by lightning on the very same day you win the \$300 million lottery than being killed by a drunk driver. While I most certainly do not condone genuinely drunk or impaired driving, I do believe our time, energy and resources should be allocated in a way which is proportional to the threat. Unless there be some other motive…..

• December 12, 2008 at 7:02 am
nobody important says:
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We can’t stop lightning, but we can stop drunk drivers. Why do you fight any move to take them off the roads? Paid motive?

• December 12, 2008 at 8:25 am
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Paid motive? What?

How about jail time for third offense speeding? SOBER Speeders and SOBER Inattentives do way more killing annually than people with substances in their blood.

That’s based on the same inflated statistics your favorite special interest group, MADD, uses to hoodwink you.

Keep supporting an 18 billion dollar a year economy that purportedly makes you feel safe on the roadways while creating a new crime with no victim. A new class of criminal called the MADD victim.

How many speeding tickets do you have Nobody Important? You’re a potential murderer just like a driver with a substance in their blood.

Please, get a clue. MADD is about VENGEANCE and REVENUE. Keep believing what they tell you in the media. They count on it.

• December 12, 2008 at 9:30 am
nobody important says:
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No speeding tickets or tickets of any kind. I don’t drink at all. I’m not a prohibitionist, but just don’t drink. I did have an uncle killed by a drunk driver many years ago. This driver should have lost his license a dozen times. My father was drunk and hit a bridge, killing his own brother. I have a lot of chips in this fight to remove unfit drivers. As I have said before, I have no connection to MADD and don’t know anything about them. I do know a little bit about the suffering that a person not in control of their actions can cause. Why are you so insistent that drunk drivers, however many there are, be kept on the road? I still think you are an attorney or are a paid poster for the Trial Lawyers.