breathalyzers

If I Ruled the World – Low Tolerance Drinking and Driving Policy: Breathalyzers for All Vehicles

When opportunity that never seems to be addressed in society is the punishment and ramifications for driving while drunk.  There are too many stories of people drinking while driving, murdering others, and forever impacting innocent lives.  Additionally, we all know people personally that have driven drunk in high school, college, and as adults and were blessed to have nothing happen to them or anyone else.  Heck, we probably have even done it ourselves.  The law doesn’t seem to deter people enough from this dangerous behavior.  Its rare that person can get pulled over for drunk driving and lose their license forever even when they have killed someone.  Therefore, we continue to leave the results of drinking and driving up to roll of the dice.  If I ruled the world, I would enforce a new low tolerance policy for drinking and driving.  If someone were caught drinking and driving, they would lose their license for 3 years.  If they were caught a 2nd time, they would be imprisoned for 10 years minimum.  If they were caught a 3rd time, they would get imprisoned 25 years minimum.  If any of the offenses injured another party, they would automatically get at least the 10 years minimum.  If anyone of their offenses kills anyone, they would automatically get 25 years minimum in prison.  I feel I could implement something like this because I would mandate that all vehicles have breathalyzers installed in them.  This would require someone to have their alcohol level within the legal limit to start the car.  Additionally, anytime someone would stop the car for more than let’s 15 seconds they would have to breathe into the breathalyzer again to continue driving.  Therefore, someone would have to find some elaborate way to game the system to drive while drunk.  If they managed to be guilty of this action with this technology implemented on all vehicles the person deserves the harsher punishment.