Safety Groups Argue Curtailing Impaired Driving Requires Moving Beyond Fines, Jail Time

December 9, 2019

  • December 9, 2019 at 12:52 pm
    Vox says:
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    A “systemic and holistic approach” costs lots and lots of money. Who is going to pay for it?
    Moreover, will it work? Doing battle against human nature doesn’t often pay off. Remember prohibition?

    • December 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm
      Common Sense says:
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      Systemic and holistic does not deal with committed pot heads who drive. Also, does not work on distracted driving by use of cell phone. Those people are married to their cells and will never put them down while driving.

      • December 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        I’m not entirely sure what you think systemic AND holistic means as a combined phrase if you don’t believe it applies to everything that is influencing the matter at hand.

        • December 10, 2019 at 7:54 am
          Polar BeaRecords of Phone Calls says:
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          I don’t believe the treatments proposed will apply effectively to the entire group of stoners and phone-a-holics. “What we have here is failure to communicate. Some men, you just can’t reach. So, you get what we have here. …”

          • December 10, 2019 at 9:16 am
            Rosenblatt says:
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            I agree 100% the treatments proposed will not suffice, but that’s why the people in the article clearly stated “…we need to identify the root cause of each individual’s behavior and then determine what treatment along with sanctions should be administered so that we break this cycle and prevent impaired driving deaths.”

            See, they’re not solely talking about treatment.

            Their talking about holistic approaches which includes treatment along with other options to curb the root cause of the bad behavior (e.g. stricter sanctions on, say, the use of a hand-held cell phones while driving)

          • December 10, 2019 at 4:22 pm
            Common Sense says:
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            Good one Polar. I liked Luke as well. You are right, you can’t communicate with a Progressive Word Parser. They will argue about anything.

  • December 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
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    Oh, here we go again. “Stop emphasizing personal responsibility. This is society’s fault for not providing enough mental health/rehabilitation/hug therapy.”

    Meanwhile, “society” is pushing a new intoxicant all over America, THC, one that is hard to test for. And the people promoting THC consumption argue that people should be “free” to choose. Hello? What is it? People are responsible for themselves or it’s society’s fault?

    Over in Sweden where alcohol consumption is a historical problem, they long-ago decided that people who drove drunk could have their driving privileges taken away. For life. You endanger the lives of others, you lose your right to do so again. Period.

    • December 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      If what you say about Sweden’s DUI laws are correct, that’s a great deterrent and I welcome such a change to US laws. But for marijuana, let’s first make sure the marijuana impairment test is just as accurate and reliable as the alcohol testing before we make that law apply to weed.

      • December 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm
        Common Sense says:
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        Sorry Rosenblatt, we don’t care what Sweden or any other country does. Since we are not Globalists, it doesn’t apply,

        • December 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm
          Rosenblatt says:
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          Here Agent, let me fix that comment for you….

          Sorry Craig, we don’t care what Sweden or any other country does. Since we are not Globalists, it doesn’t apply,

          • December 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm
            Common Sense says:
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            Merry Christmas, Rosenblatt.. Word parse that.

          • December 10, 2019 at 4:49 pm
            Rosenblatt says:
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            Merry = cheerful
            Christmas = a holiday
            Rosenblatt = me

            Word parsed, that means you hope I have a cheerful Christmas

            …to which I say, Merry Christmas to you too Agent.

          • December 11, 2019 at 10:40 am
            Jon says:
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            Also just to be sure, is that the anti logic argument the right is taking now, to claim that it’s “word parsing” instead of things like logic and fact that the left are using to shut down the right? The lengths these jokers will go to avoid the truth.

          • December 11, 2019 at 10:45 am
            Captain Planet says:
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            Merry Christmas, Agent!

          • December 11, 2019 at 12:03 pm
            Rosenblatt says:
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            Agent has tried to use “word parsing” as a negative term against me for some time now. He clearly doesn’t realize it’s literally what you’re supposed to do to ensure proper comprehension.

          • December 13, 2019 at 9:57 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Word parsing is effective and useful only if applied properly, without bias.



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