Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - Impaired driver penalties to increase

I am not in favor of drinking and driving but this law seems a bit over the top to me. Basically what the police are going to do is be able to pull people over for no reason and ask them to take a breath test and if they blow between .05 and .08 they will lose their licence for a week.

That means you are going to be convicted and punished by the police even though you DID NOT break the law and drive impaired.

Essentially you are going to be punished for ALMOST breaking the law. Seems pretty stupid to me, next thing we will get punished for these crimes.....

$50 dollar fine for almost speeding, going 49 in a 50 zone.

Arrested for Almost trespassing, maybe you are walking past a No Trespassing sign on the side of the road.

I know these examples are ridiculous but so is this law. Obviously there has been medical research done to determine that .08 is the acceptable limit that a person can still operate a motor vehicle in a safe Unimpaired manner. Now to ignore that law and punish people for being responsible and obeying the law makes absolutely no sense to me.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. Is there perhaps a fine that goes along with that suspension? They just did a similar thing here in BC, and it is ridiculous; you either break the law or you don't.

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