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Originally posted by LateApexer313
reply to post by GradyPhilpott
Grady, that's my point, we tolerate pedophiles and sex offenders, giving them not even the amount of fines and/or restrictions of that of the misdemeanor DUI people. Why don't the pedophiles and sex offenders bear a plate like this as well? They are just as dangerous as the DUI offenders, if not more so in my opinion.
People on their cell phones while driving cause as many accidents as people under the influence and do they have to get special plates? It's not even against the law in most states and when it is? It's a ticket.
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.
[edit on 21-6-2008 by LateApexer313]
Originally posted by jpm1602
I really love the holier than thou let them suffer types. You were never young and dumb?
You have never attended a wedding reception and imbibed? Rubbish.
Think about it.
First time. Fine, classes, within certain limits. .16, no first time easements.
After that, a second offense let them put a blooming neon sign on the roof.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Driving under the influence is a crime that is not taken seriously enough.
The measures you cite are extreme, but the crime is equally extreme.
A person who drives under the influence is putting everyone in his path in danger.
There is a conspiracy here and it is a justifiable conspiracy.
As a class, drunk or otherwise chemically impaired drivers kill tens of thousands of people each year in America.
What other class of individuals this deathly dangerous would we tolerate?
[edit on 2008/6/21 by GradyPhilpott]