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Added to the law beginning January 1, 2004 is the requirement that "family" plates be placed on all vehicles owned by the offender during the period of their suspension if the offender is given limited driving privileges.
Recidivism is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they have either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or have been treated or trained to extinguish that behavior. The term is most frequently used in conjunction with substance abuse and criminal behavior. For example, scientific literature may refer to the recidivism of sexual offenders, meaning the frequency with which they are detected or apprehended committing additional sexual crimes after being released from prison for similar crimes. (If to be counted as recidivism the re-offending requires voluntary disclosure or arrest and conviction, the real recidivism rate may differ substantially from reported rates.) As another example, alcoholic recidivism might refer to the proportion of people who, after successful treatment, report having, or are determined to have, returned to the abuse of alcohol.
Many studies have shown that using hand-held cellphones while driving can constitute a hazardous distraction. However, the theory that hands-free sets are safer has been challenged by the findings of several studies. A study from researchers at the University of Utah, published in the summer 2006 issue of Human Factors, the quarterly journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, concludes that talking on a cellphone while driving is as dangerous as driving drunk, even if the phone is a hands-free model. An earlier study by researchers at the university found that motorists who talked on hands-free cellphones were 18 percent slower in braking and took 17 percent longer to regain the speed they lost when they braked.
When you work on a mother of three little kids, badly injured in a 'first time' drink and drive 'accident', watch her family disintergrate as the Dr tells them she has died, watch her husband fall into a heap clutching his children and stood next to that Dr with no words ever able to wipe away the pain....
Originally posted by jpm1602
Lloyd you are assuming. First, drunk driving is like firing a loaded weapon indiscrimately. I don't agree with it nor do it. But I am hoping you see some of the incosistency.
With current laws ethel and herman out for a saturday nite din din with couple glasses of merlot would be equally out of compliance.