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  • Read my argument before you freak out and vote no

    It has been legal sense cars were invented and didn't become illegal untill 1980. I think that some people are just alcoholics and can handle their sh*t while unexperienced dui'ers should just call a taxi. Oh, and retards that can't drive sober.
    What i mean is if you get pulled over for say, a broken tail light and the cop smells liqour on your breathe you should not get in trouble for the alcohol consumption. If you are driving perfectly than you are either not very intoxicated or you are very used to comsuming alcohol on a daily basis.
    On the other hand if you crash and you are also drunk, i believe your punishment should be double, or if you are swerving or speeding your punishment should be double. But if you are able to drive safely and obey all traffic regulations then i think you should be able to be "to some degree under the influence of alcohol while behind the wheel"

  • It should be decriminalised

    It should not be a crime on it's own, but it should still of course be made clear that driving while drunk is bad and all the usual driving laws apply.

    There are many reasons. Mostly just because there's no proper way to enforce drunk driving laws on their own. If the driver of a vehicle is driving illegally, police will pull them over. If not, then there's no way to tell if the driver is drunk without stopping them anyway.

    What's more, if you've drunk alcohol and are still perfectly capable of driving, you can still drive drunk and get away with it. And the decision to drive while drunk is made while drunk, so laws aren't doing much good there either, drunk drivers will drive drunk no matter what - however, not all of them will cause a danger.

    Excessive laws cause nothing but more problems. Only things that directly cause hurt or damage should be punished.

  • Its not wrong

    People should be able to drive at there own risk its almost like eating and driving because people eat and drive or text and drive and still don't get in as much trouble as drinking and driving so they are saying its okay to eat or do other things that make them impaired

  • It's unconstitutional to criminalize freedoms

    It's up to the individual to make a moral decision on whether or not they should drink or drive. No law should be allowed to limit individual freedoms. Under federal law driving is a right garaunteed by the constitution. Drinking is an individual choice. Neither should be regulated by any governing body, even if done in combination.

  • It Already Is

    It's legal to drink and drive--just stay below the legal limit. That's the challenge. Calculating your blood alcohol concentration can be tricky. You might have an interaction with medication, or with a medical condition interfering with metabolism. Some drinkers can't stop once they start and the more they drink, the better they think they can drive. Perhaps all cars should come equipped with breathalyzers that will be set to the legal limit--not below it as they are now. Our society is obsessed with drunk driving and punishing those who didn't cause an accident. This needs to stop and common sense should dictate.

  • Of course not!

    When a person drives while drunk, they are not only risking their own life but endangering the lives of everyone driving on the road with them. A ban on drunk driving deters and penalizes such reckless behavior and by extension saves lives. It is basic courtesy to be sober while driving, if not for your own sake then for the sake of the other commuters, and if one is to do so, regardless of whether or not they get in a wreck, it is important they are punished.

  • Should people that don't know how to drive be allowed to drive?

    The consequences of a car crash are much bigger than the driver. Its a no brainer. You would feel much differently about this if somebody you loved was killed by a drunk driver, or you yourself drove drunk and became injured by it. Alcohol alone is dangerous enough. Its a silly argument

  • It's not safe

    Everyone thinks they can drive safely when intoxicated but that doesn't mean they can. If someone dies in a car crash it wouldn't matter if their punishment is doubled you can't bring them back to life. By drinking and driving you are risking other peoples and your own life it would just be better if you don't drink and drive.

  • It's not safe

    Everyone thinks they can drive safely when intoxicated but that doesn't mean they can. If someone dies in a car crash it wouldn't matter if their punishment is doubled you can't bring them back to life. By drinking and driving you are risking other peoples and your own life it would just be better if you don't drink and drive.


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