Drunk Driving

I think drunk driving and killing a person while driving impaired should be treated as exactly the same crime, namely attempted murder. The intent is identical. The decisions are identical. I think all cars should be fitted with devices to detect erratic driving, then shut down and call the police. I think the first offence for impaired driving should be losing your car for life and losing your drivers’ licence for life. We should stop pretending that attempted murder is a minor crime. The impairment level should be lowered to 0.01. The problem is, any impairment at all interferes with the ability to make rational decisions about the ability to drive.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)