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Re: drunks et al
Phil Payne wrote:
> I know the remark was flippant, but I have to note disagreement.
It was in that I never drive after drinking. My fiance' was almost killed
by a drunk driver.
> The really dangerous thing about a drunk driver is not all the physical
> effects that it produces, but the delusion that these are unimportant.
> A sober driver hit by the sort of disability that a drunk driver has
> would immediately pull over, recognising they were not safe.
Not true. I and many others I know have driven many miles dead tired EVEN
after nearly falling asleep. You just think, "ok, I won't let that happen
> This is the great danger - people go into bars knowing that drunk
> driving is dangerous, and come out with a skinful thinking it's really
> not that awful and anyway they're not badly affected ...
I agree, alcohol takes away judgement 1st. I don't know anyone that hasn't
at least once had a few beers and then thought that they were okay to
drive. The difference is that some of us have enough willpower to refrain
I wasn't trying to say that DUI is better than driving tired or vice-versa,
just agreeing that they are comparable.
'90 80a (soon)