• 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.

  • It should be decriminalized but there should still be consequences for drivers with high enough BACs

    People talk about those they know who were killed by drunk drivers. People of course also know people who were killed in vehicle accidents by sober drivers. Everyone I know- and it's most everyone I know who is not a teetotaler basically- who drives over the legal limit occasionally has never caused any significant accident from driving either over the limit or sober. DUI laws severely punish people for the mistakes of others and also ruin people's lives for no reason. I don't see how they can get away for punishing people for what MIGHT have happened. Also, Texting and driving and speeding also cause many accidents and punishments are absolutely disproportionate.

  • 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

  • How much are you willing to lose if you drive drunk?

    It's a no-brainer as to why drinking and driving was made illegal: it's a decision that not only threatens the lives of others, but whether or not the person who made that reckless decision caused any wrecks or killed others, it leaves them well in financial ruin: it costs up to thousands of dollars in fines, legal fees and insurance rate hikes, not to mention trying to have their suspended/revoked driver's license reinstated! Add to that, one could lose their job (gotta take time off work for jail, court dates and community service), their future, pretty much everything!

  • Value of a Human life

    Well, Driving while being drunk is a madness in the sense that you are doing that act knowing the possibility of the negative consequence that may happen, and still u choose to do it thinking you would avoid it. Let's suppose, you went safely to your destination without causing any riot, then its okay. But what if your incapability to drive while drinking could lead to an accident which could have potentially harmed you or anyone on streets. Not only the driver is risking his/her life, but the life of other as well. Make drinking and driving legal if people can be restored back to life caused by such accident. If u want to then ,drink responsibly.

  • Hello darkness my old friend

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence
    In restless dreams I walked alone
    Narrow streets of cobblestone
    'Neath the halo of a street lamp
    I turned my collar to the cold and damp
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of silence
    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening
    People writing songs that voices never share
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of silence
    "Fools" said I
    "You do not know, silence like a cancer gro

  • Risking too many lives

    This is a stupid argument. My family knows people who got killed by some idiot drunkard hit them! Also, your body is filled with alcohol when you make the decision to drive because you think you can drive safely. You are drunk when you think that! Are you willing to risk hundreds of lives along with your own? I thought not.

  • 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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