After replying to mike's thread Why is drinking and bicycling illegal in many states?
I thought to my self, what should be done to save more lives from drunk driver accidents?
I think its insanely silly that people can still drive a car after 18 DUI charges! Just last night i was watching some car chase TV show, and one of the ladies that they chased had 18 DUI's! She ended up totaling her car while she drove again drunk. I hope that's the last time she gets behind the wheel, but if she's done it that many times, what's stopping her from doing it again? She may have only been caught 18 times, but who knows how many times she has driven her car and put others in danger while she was driving under the influence.
Does anyone know the current law for DUI's in your state / country? From what i understand, England is really tough of drunk drivers, but I don't know the exact laws.
Lastly, what do you think should be changed to keep these people off the roads? I posted a small idea in mike's post above of what i think should happen, but I would love to hear your ideas also.
My idea: I think the solution to drunk drivers is that bars / restrants (sp?) and taxi services should team up with the government where a bar could call a taxi for the intoxicated patron, and then the taxi co would bill the government the cost of the ride home, The government could pay for the program by adding on a 1 or 2% tax to all alcohol sales.
P.S. I have no problem with people drinking if thats what they want to do, Im not against drinking for the most part, however i think its sad that close to a third of all accidents on the road have something to do with drinking and driving. I just wish they would stay off the roads.