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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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It’s June for DUI and drug driving
PrestigeDialaDriver 7:29 pm 21 Jun 13

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.

PrestigeDialaDriver 7:10 pm 21 Jun 13

PBO said :

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

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

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, when there are alternative options to consider.

There you have it folks, dial a driver has inadvertently endorsed drug driving as an alternative when taken out of context.

I’m sorry, I’ll make this statement a little clearer for you PBO. You may want to read a bit slower. “There is no excuse for drinking and driving when there are alternative options to consider i.e. Taxi, Public Transport, designated drivers (friends/Family) or Prestige Corporate Dial A Driver”.

Let it be made very clear, that Prestige Corporate Dial A Driver do not endorse or support “drug driving”, or any form of illicit drug taking whatsoever. And nor do we support or endorse drink driving.

Pork Hunt 6:07 pm 21 Jun 13

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… 🙂

poetix 5:06 pm 21 Jun 13

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

I shall give it up forthwith.

Thumper 5:02 pm 21 Jun 13

muscledude_oz said :

I can’t understand this addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. Why take up drinking and smoking in the first place? It just shows weak-mindedness. I don’t buy this crap that it is somehow “working class” or “blue collar”, or that you need it for male bonding and team bonding (the footballer’s excuse). Just give it up.

I just like it.

Lots.

And no, I’m not giving up drinking anytime soon.

Smokes? Gave them up five or six years ago. Now I have more money to spend on booze….

switch 5:00 pm 21 Jun 13

muscledude_oz said :

I can’t understand this addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. Why take up drinking and smoking in the first place? It just shows weak-mindedness. I don’t buy this crap that it is somehow “working class” or “blue collar”, or that you need it for male bonding and team bonding (the footballer’s excuse). Just give it up.

If only it were that easy. I’ve never smoked, muscledude_oz, but I have seen many close friends, even some who are doctors, swear they have kicked the habit only to take it up again. I wouldn’t call any of them weak-willed. Once smoking gets its claws into you it is VERY hard to get way from, it seems.

muscledude_oz 4:05 pm 21 Jun 13

I can’t understand this addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. Why take up drinking and smoking in the first place? It just shows weak-mindedness. I don’t buy this crap that it is somehow “working class” or “blue collar”, or that you need it for male bonding and team bonding (the footballer’s excuse). Just give it up.

Jim Jones 2:47 pm 21 Jun 13

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.

bundah 2:46 pm 21 Jun 13

Jim Jones said :

Diggety said :

Successful drink driving requires a lot of practice.

Whereas drug driving is completely the opposite.

But if one combines the two the,voila,they cancel each other out 🙂

CraigT 1:50 pm 21 Jun 13

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

PBO 1:08 pm 21 Jun 13

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

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

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, when there are alternative options to consider.

There you have it folks, dial a driver has inadvertently endorsed drug driving as an alternative when taken out of context.

poetix 1:08 pm 21 Jun 13

PrestigeDialaDriver said :

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

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, when there are alternative options to consider.
Taxi, Public Transport, designated drivers (Friends/Family) or Prestige Corporate Dial A Driver.

If you have driven your vehicle to a venue, consumed alcohol; we offer a service where our Professional Drivers will drive you and your passengers home safely, in your own vehicles.

Help to keep our Community and ACT roads safe, by having a Plan B to RBT. We ARE you plan B to RBT. Visit our website http://www.dialadriveract.com.au to book our service.

Please, easy with all those capitals. It Adds No Awesomeness.

Jim Jones 12:45 pm 21 Jun 13

Diggety said :

Successful drink driving requires a lot of practice.

Whereas drug driving is completely the opposite.

Diggety 12:23 pm 21 Jun 13

Successful drink driving requires a lot of practice.

PrestigeDialaDriver 11:53 am 21 Jun 13

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

There is NO excuse for drinking and driving, when there are alternative options to consider.
Taxi, Public Transport, designated drivers (Friends/Family) or Prestige Corporate Dial A Driver.

If you have driven your vehicle to a venue, consumed alcohol; we offer a service where our Professional Drivers will drive you and your passengers home safely, in your own vehicles.

Help to keep our Community and ACT roads safe, by having a Plan B to RBT. We ARE you plan B to RBT. Visit our website http://www.dialadriveract.com.au to book our service.

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