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Old 03-11-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Cool Calif Law to Require Alcohol Detectors on New Cars

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http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Alcohol-Detectors-Could-Come-Standard-With-a-New-Car-117777338.html?dr

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:46 AM   #2
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I haven't had a drink of alcohol in 25 years. Yet, Big Brother wants me to pay for a breathalyzer on my new car. What's next? It's a slippery slope.
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I'd rather that money go toward teaching new drivers how to be a better, smarter driver.

Invest on the front end, don't try to fix it after the fact.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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I haven't had a drink of alcohol in 25 years. Yet, Big Brother wants me to pay for a breathalyzer on my new car. What's next? It's a slippery slope.
Will drivers just buy older cars without this feature? LOL
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Will drivers just buy older cars without this feature? LOL
That was my first thought.

My second thought is that I am never renting a car in CA if this goes through - Those devices would be dirtier than a $2 hooker.
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Well, the lawmakers need something to distract them from, well, their jobs.

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Well, the lawmakers need something to distract them from, well, their jobs.

You mean like reducing the state budget deficit and saving the state from bankruptcy.
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IMO, this does nothing. As a former heathcare provider, MANY were the times that patients confided in me they had mixed their meds and did so frequently. One lady, was so fearful of the doctor, she took 2 klonopines and a codeine, I asked who is driving you home? ME

It doesn't matter anyhow, in a world with emerging technologies for cars to judge distances between themselves it's not hard to see the end game. Soon, you won't be "driving" at all, expect maybe in special parks. Everything will be automated, then people can text without killing other people trying to get a loaf of bread.

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