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roarke
Apr 12th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Have you ever done it? Will you do it again? What happens if you had an accident and killed someone how would you deal with it? Has it ever happened to anyone you know?

A drunk teenager slammed into the side of my sister-in-law's Lexus suv. The car was totaled but she was fine except for a few scratches and bumps. The boy got a slap on the writs by the system and the parents acted like their precious little angel didn't do anything wrong.

PaulieM
Apr 12th, 2005, 01:47 AM
people that do either are increadibly stupid! if you want to kill yourself fine, but don't risk other people's lives with your stupidity. :mad:

beauty_is_pink
Apr 12th, 2005, 01:59 AM
I think that's jus plain stupid. not only are you endangering your own life, but other innoncent lives out on the streets and in your car as well..

Crazy Canuck
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:14 AM
I'm glad we're all on the same page. Sorry, but "I'm fine to drive!" is never acceptable after intoxicating yourself. Pretty much everybody who has ever caused a drunk driving accident probably said the same thing before getting in to their vehicle. Try using that line to explain away the permanent damage that could be inflicted on a family should anything happen while you are behind the wheel.

It's just such an incredibly stupid, selfish act. It's a pity that the penalties for this crime are not harsher.

alexusjonesfan
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:18 AM
so it's never happened to anyone before?

a couple of years ago, a bunch of us had a Halloween party way out in Scotland (Becca might know where that is ;)) on someone's farm and we all got plastered...one of guys actually did drive home a couple hours later saying that he was good to go. He/we were lucky it was out in the middle of nowhere and driving through that area at 1 in the morning makes for zero traffic. I'm certainly not letting something like that happen again.

decemberlove
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:40 AM
i used to drive around high all the time. every drug you can think of... lsd, mushrooms, k, heroin, crack, meth, dust, weed, ecstasy...


never drunk. maybe buzzed, but never over the legal limit. i used to actually drive around and drink at the same time, but it was only a mike's and it didn't do shit to me.

that was all five years ago thou.

BigB08822
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:43 AM
I will admit to doing it. However I have never driven if I knew I shouldn't be. I suppose any amount of intoxication is too much, but I have never had any trouble. If anything I am more careful :knocks on wood:

ys
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:57 AM
We used to talk about that already.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=76566

My views didn't change. If you can do it safely, I don't see a problem. I am glad they are gradually substituting the blood test with reaction/biomechanics test. So the rule is..
It's not people driving drunk that is bad and dangerous. What is bad and dangerous is when people with slow reaction and biomechanical deficiency are allowed to drive. Those folks are way more dangerous. Remember the old man who lost control over his car, drove over the pavement and killed like 8 people? He wasn't drunk.

decemberlove
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:01 AM
We used to talk about that already.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=76566

My views didn't change. If you can do it safely, I don't see a problem. I am glad they are gradually substituting the blood test with reaction/biomechanics test. So the rule is..
It's not people driving drunk that is bad and dangerous. What is bad and dangerous is when people with slow reaction and biomechanical deficiency are allowed to drive. Those folks are way more dangerous. Remember the old man who lost control over his car, drove over the pavement and killed like 8 people? He wasn't drunk.


ha. and i still won't take a chance at driving drunk. im such a good girl now :angel:

decemberlove
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:03 AM
regarding the old people... i see them kill others all the time.

the average age in my township is 66 or something like that. they are the cause of accidents everyday. much worse than teenagers.

PaulieM
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:03 AM
We used to talk about that already.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=76566

My views didn't change. If you can do it safely, I don't see a problem. I am glad they are gradually substituting the blood test with reaction/biomechanics test. So the rule is..
It's not people driving drunk that is bad and dangerous. What is bad and dangerous is when people with slow reaction and biomechanical deficiency are allowed to drive. Those folks are way more dangerous. Remember the old man who lost control over his car, drove over the pavement and killed like 8 people? He wasn't drunk.
but being drunk slows your reaction time, so it is dangerous

ys
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:12 AM
ha. and i still won't take a chance at driving drunk. im such a good girl now :angel:

Generally, I would suggest a special "drunk-driving license". Everyone who would want to drive being drunk would have to have that test. :lol:

Semi-seriously..

Very simple test. You get a beverage of your choice. You drink as much as you want. After that you have a test. If you pass the test, then they measure your alcohol in blood, and that's your legal limit which then is written into your license. If you fail the test, that means that you, first of all, failed the test for your judgement, so until the next try, your legal limit is 0. And no more than 1 try per 3 years. I think that system would be fair.

:lol:

really, everything is very individual.. When I am dining out with friends, half a bottle of wine per tnose is a minimum that we have. Normally it is closer to a bottle per nose.. Yet, everyone drives after that and I've never seen any of my friends not driving veyr steady after that. At the same time, a fraction of that amount would be enough for some people of Asian descent to be quite drunk.

ys
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:14 AM
but being drunk slows your reaction time, so it is dangerous

But if my reaction of a regular tennis player and/or soccer goalkeeper is 2-3 times better than average, then slowing it like 30% would still leave me in the top half.

PaulieM
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:18 AM
But if my reaction of a regular tennis player and/or soccer goalkeeper is 2-3 times better than average, then slowing it like 30% would still leave me in the top half.
umm i disagree but anyway it also distorts your vision, impairs your judgement etc.

Tati & Dani
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:19 AM
none of those two

ys
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:21 AM
regarding the old people... i see them kill others all the time.

the average age in my township is 66 or something like that. they are the cause of accidents everyday. much worse than teenagers.

Exactly. They are the worst.

You know, in every accident involving two cars ( and that's the most of accidents ), it would take just one person out of two to have good reaction to avoid any problems. When I am on a highway, and I am rarely below 75 mph, and that happens now and then that I am on the first line, and someone is on the third line, and I try to change right, to the second line, and he tries to change left. Put two people with slow reaction into this position, and at speed of even 60-65 mph you got two corpses ( not counting passengers ). But as I know that my reaction is very good, this kind of situation is absolutely casual for me and happens all the time.:)

PaulieM
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:39 AM
all i can say is that i hope i'm never driving on a street within a 100 mile radius of where ys is driving :scared:

Kart
Apr 13th, 2005, 09:09 AM
We used to talk about that already.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=76566

My views didn't change.

Neither did mine.

Makes me wonder what the point of discussing it was :shrug:.

TennisSTUD
Apr 13th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Forget the driving, who wants to drive when you're drunk and high...that's wasting time on getting more drunk and high!

!<blocparty>!
Apr 13th, 2005, 05:57 PM
I've rode my bike drunk and high. But it wasnt on any roads, just a back path in a wood. So, I only injured myself.

Drinking and driving is dumb, as most have pointed out :)

deja_entendu
Apr 13th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Haha the people on this board are so unreal, I've never witnessed such a sheltered group... anyway I don't drive drunk unlike ALL of the youth that I know (trust me there is not a kid in jersey who has not driven drunk at least once) because being slapped with a DWI is the last thing I need... and it's difficult to drive drunk. However, I drive blazed almost every day and I've yet to be pulled over while high :p. I think it makes people drive better, the paranoia of being high + driving makes you go the speed limit, stay in your lane, follow traffic laws etc...

Andy Mac
Apr 13th, 2005, 08:36 PM
:worship: hotboxing cars:p

deja_entendu
Apr 14th, 2005, 01:33 AM
:worship: hotboxing cars:p

:lol: my friend was pulled over when we were doing that before... what a scary experience, we were all blitzed out of our minds and the car got searched, i got searched AGAINST THE HOOD OF THE CAR (and the cop was such a jerkoff to me, i was nothing but nice, this is one of the few times i will say i was DEFINITELY profiled -- 'cuz they didn't do that shit to anyone else) and some kid had to eat the blunt... the driver flirted her way to only a moving violation and we all made it home OK :p