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It’s June for DUI and drug driving

By johnboy 14 June 2013 27

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving during the month of June as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.

At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said police will have high-visibility patrols conducting both targeted and random breath testing during the month of June.

“Removing all impaired drivers off ACT roads remains a strong focus for ACT Policing,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“If you think you can avoid police by driving home using back streets, think again – every police vehicle is equipped to be a mobile breath test station, so you can get caught anytime or anywhere.”

Last year ACT Policing conducted 79,935 random roadside breath tests, with 1,368 drivers returning a positive result.

“By removing alcohol and drug impaired drivers from our roads, overall community safety is improved and the potential for serious or fatal accidents is greatly reduced,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“Road safety is everybody’s responsibility. We would like all motorists to plan ahead before getting behind the wheel in order to not become a road statistic.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Postalgeek 8:44 pm 28 Jun 13

Pork Hunt said :

poetix said :

Yes, muscledude, my reasons for drinking are indeed being working class and engaging in male bonding.

I shall give it up forthwith.

I gave up drinking once, hardest eight hours of my life… 🙂

I gave up listening to people telling me to give up drinking. That was much easier than giving up drinking.

PrestigeDialaDriver 8:04 pm 28 Jun 13

CraigT said :

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

Jim Jones said :

CraigT said :

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

We ALL have a choice. Make yours, the right one.

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, .

Who says?
If it’s safe to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of .04, why is it unsafe to ddrive with a .06?
Considering alcohol affects different people in different ways, the arbitrarily-set limit is completely meaningless.

And when a judge gets caught and explains that she thinks the law is an ass if you can’t have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner before driving home, I think that should apply to all of us:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/oshane-drink-drive-verdict/story-e6frf7jo-1111117336358

That whole ‘viewing the world in black and white’ thing of yours must be crippling your abillity to function in normal society almost as much as your belief that the Herald Sun is a viable source of truthful information.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying a drink. I’m sure most people look forward to having a relaxing drink on a Friday evening after a hard weeks effort at work.

However, if you chose to drink…..then don’t drive. Simple. Have a Plan B in place, to get you home safely, and help keep our ACT roads and Community safe. It’s not rocket science, it’s pure common sense and wise cognitive thinking.

You’re not engaging in any “cognitive thinking” (haha), you’re just regurgitating propaganda fed to you by the government that’s trying to impose a completely silly arbitrary law.

I have my Friday drinks, AND I drive home. I go out to dinner and I drive home. I have never caused a crash in 40 years of driving, so I think I know a thing or two about “keeping the community safe”; a thing or two that is apparently lost on the large numbers of presumably sober drivers who seem completely unaware, or uncaring, of the dangers of failing to leave a safe distance between the car in front and whom the police are completely ignoring in favour of carrying on with their myopic focus on speed and alcohol.

Go onto our website, http://www.dialadriveract.com.au Click on “Awareness” button. Have a quick look at the 1st & 2nd video clips named “Drink Driving Dilemma” & “TAC 20 year Anniversary”. That my friend……is ‘why’ it is what it is….and Prestige Dial A Driver, do what we do.! “Prevention”

PrestigeDialaDriver 7:42 pm 28 Jun 13

I have my Friday drinks, AND I drive home. I go out to dinner and I drive home. I have never caused a crash in 40 years of driving, so I think I know a thing or two about “keeping the community safe”; a thing or two that is apparently lost on the large numbers of presumably sober drivers who seem completely unaware, or uncaring, of the dangers of failing to leave a safe distance between the car in front and whom the police are completely ignoring in favour of carrying on with their myopic focus on speed and alcohol.

Probably the only reason you haven’t had a crash in 40 years whilst driving under the influence of alcohol, is because members of the Community have been swerving to dodge you on the roads!! You’re obviously a gambling man? Personally, life is not replaceable as is casino chips.

CraigT 6:28 pm 28 Jun 13

Tooks said :

Yes, drink driving laws are silly. What would you propose instead of the arbitrarily set limits? Different limits for each individual driver? That wouldn’t be silly at all. Seriously, what is your answer? You may be fine to drive at .08 or even .10, while others are noticeably affected at well below that.

For starters, lift the limit to .08 or .09, thus reducing the incidence of drink-driving to far lower levels than they currently are.

Then, let’s consider the whole idea of criminalising people on account of *behaviour* instead of on account of them actually causing any damage to person or property.

There aren’t too many other laws that are used to persecute people who haven’t in fact caused anybody any damage or injury. I’m thinking of anti-sodomy laws, for example – completely ridiculous, just like drink-driving laws.

Ben_Dover 5:22 pm 28 Jun 13

Jim Jones said :

That whole ‘viewing the world in black and white’ thing of yours must be crippling your abillity to function in normal society almost as much as your belief that the Herald Sun is a viable source of truthful information.

Your total inability to debate the topic at hand, and obsession with issuing unnecessary personal attack in its place, must hinder yours even more so.

Tooks 3:32 pm 28 Jun 13

CraigT said :

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

Jim Jones said :

CraigT said :

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

We ALL have a choice. Make yours, the right one.

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, .

Who says?
If it’s safe to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of .04, why is it unsafe to ddrive with a .06?
Considering alcohol affects different people in different ways, the arbitrarily-set limit is completely meaningless.

And when a judge gets caught and explains that she thinks the law is an ass if you can’t have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner before driving home, I think that should apply to all of us:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/oshane-drink-drive-verdict/story-e6frf7jo-1111117336358

That whole ‘viewing the world in black and white’ thing of yours must be crippling your abillity to function in normal society almost as much as your belief that the Herald Sun is a viable source of truthful information.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying a drink. I’m sure most people look forward to having a relaxing drink on a Friday evening after a hard weeks effort at work.

However, if you chose to drink…..then don’t drive. Simple. Have a Plan B in place, to get you home safely, and help keep our ACT roads and Community safe. It’s not rocket science, it’s pure common sense and wise cognitive thinking.

You’re not engaging in any “cognitive thinking” (haha), you’re just regurgitating propaganda fed to you by the government that’s trying to impose a completely silly arbitrary law.

I have my Friday drinks, AND I drive home. I go out to dinner and I drive home. I have never caused a crash in 40 years of driving, so I think I know a thing or two about “keeping the community safe”; a thing or two that is apparently lost on the large numbers of presumably sober drivers who seem completely unaware, or uncaring, of the dangers of failing to leave a safe distance between the car in front and whom the police are completely ignoring in favour of carrying on with their myopic focus on speed and alcohol.

Yes, drink driving laws are silly. What would you propose instead of the arbitrarily set limits? Different limits for each individual driver? That wouldn’t be silly at all. Seriously, what is your answer? You may be fine to drive at .08 or even .10, while others are noticeably affected at well below that.

You proudly drink and drive and have never had an accident. Good on you. Most drink drivers can say the same, but you only need to mess up once, don’t you?

BTW, there’s a reason police focus on speed and alcohol, given they are prevalent factors in many serious and fatal crashes. Tailgating, on the other hand, isn’t (not that there is an offence called tailgating anyway). There is an offence of ‘follow too closely to stop safely’ – most easy to prove when there is a prang.

beardedclam 2:19 pm 28 Jun 13

Mr_Shab said :

muscledude_oz said :

BRAH DO YOU EVEN LIFT?!

We drink and smoke because it’s more fun than the pitiful, soulless, hell-pit of self-worship that is the gym.

We affirm our lives though good cheer in the convivial surrounds of the public house. We share a bottle with a loved one in a moment of intimacy. We smoke a cigar in celebration. We dissect the events of the shift with cheeky cig in our grim, working-class occupations.

A protein shake after a hard day would feel like penance; but a cold beer like Olympian nectar.

Fie on you, Muscledude_oz and back to the strip-lit pit of self-regard that spawned you!

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