Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada

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Re: Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada

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kccayenne wrote:So what!

If people didn't drive impaired and cause damage/death, then there would be no need for this kind of enforcement. Don't blame the lawmakers, take down those who wish to threaten everyone's safety.

Level 1 - Caught over the limit = Charged with impaired status quo
Level 2 - Cause non-life threatening injuries in an accident = Assault with a deadly weapon
Level 3 - Cause serious injuries in an accident = Attempted 1st degree murder
Level 4 - Cause death in an accident = 1st degree murder, lock-em up


Every level of punishment you suggest here could have been charged to the person who CAUSED the death of my father except for # 1.
#1 She was not drinking.
#2 She caused the death of my father in an MVA
#3 She not only was not even given a ticket,but was not even told that her actions caused a death.
#4 She is one of the 65% of drivers who kill people on our roads.Drunk drivers are responsible for the other 35%.

I say YES blame the lawmakers.Why would such a small number of certain drivers command the vast amount of resources and public attention? Should we not demand that ALL dangerous and UNLAWFUL drivers receive eqaul scrutiny? How many of the 35% would get caught if the cops patrolled our roads for the 65%? I'm willing to bet that if regular traffic patrols were dedicated to 24/7 policing of our roads,more lives would be saved than screening drivers at the roadblocks.Just how does a cop screen for agressive drivers as they calmly roll up to a raodblock? Are they going to make a machine for that?

We have laws that are in place to protect us on our roads,however,the police in this province CAN NOT enforce them because they are short manpower.ICBC does't seem to care,they just try to save money when it comes to paying out the family of a victim by trivializing that victim,Oh he was old,his eyes were starting to go..That kind of crap.And the Superintendant of motor vehicles is nowhere when cops recommend charges to the crown. Funny the crown didn't even bother when my dad was killed.They told one look at the charges and decided that "it wasn't worth it"

Its' ok to get tougher on DRINKING drivers also,but remember this.When any Canadian has had only one or two ,and has waited the appropriate amount of time,and IS NOT impaired under Canadian law or the MVA, that driver is going to face undue scrutiny and suffer harsh punishment.FOR OBEYING THE LAW.

I'm not really concerned about having to blow IF I get pulled over or "just because" at a roadblock,but,considering the track record of our national "police" force,I know that this new law WILL be abused. May I refer you to the "Another day another bad headline" thread.

I also doubt that I will give any more of my money to MADD until they recognize that perhaps they have gone to far in attracking so much attention to impaired drivers that responsible drivers who know how to separate drinking from driving get punished before the drivers like the one that killed my father do.

kccayenne wrote:
So what!


I know you don't care.He wasn't your father.
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MAPearce, I believe you have my "so what" out of context, and to be honest, I went back and read my original post, but couldn't for the life of me figure out whose post I was "so what-ing."

To take that and apply it to my not caring about the death of your father is crass, and I resent your using it in that way. If anything, my 'so what' was directed at the people whining and complaining about their rights.
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Re: Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada

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kccayenne wrote:MAPearce, I believe you have my "so what" out of context, and to be honest, I went back and read my original post, but couldn't for the life of me figure out whose post I was "so what-ing."

To take that and apply it to my not caring about the death of your father is crass, and I resent your using it in that way. If anything, my 'so what' was directed at the people whining and complaining about their rights.


I am sorry that I offended you.So perhaps you will share your thoughts about my post. Does it make any sense?
Do I have a right to be bitter about more laws that will trap innocent's but let the guilty get away??
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Re: Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada

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I agree with kccayenne that the drunk driving legislation should be as what she said. The seriousness should go up. I do not agree with it being random though. The police should still have the proper grounds to make an ASD demand. If you make it random, you are adding laziness to the police and more opportunity for cases to be thrown out and dismissed. If an officer can justify himself in court as to why he made the demand, rather than saying "I did it randomly," then the judge would (in most cases) look upon his statement more favourably.

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