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Breathalizer machines to be installed at midwest bars.

  1. Mar 22, 2004 #1

    Kerrie

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Midwest/03/19/coin.operated.test.ap/index.html

    In this small town, breath testing machines will be installed in the two local bars to ensure customers are not drinking and driving. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! Makes you wonder why no one thought of it till now. Perhaps it will cut down on DUI's? Hopefully...what I wonder is, how do the law enforcement people feel? DUI's bring in huge fees and fines because people most likely will continue to drink and drive...so if breath tests were installed in most bars (which they can't be that expensive, especially if they are mass marketed), would it eventually hurt the local government collecting these fines?
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2004 #2

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    Local municipalities would be happy for all drunk driving (all public drunkenness for that matter) to stop. A speeding ticket might only be for 5-10% of the fine of a dui, but you don't have the court costs, the property damage, the time spent arresting, booking, and incarcerating the offender. If a locality wants to make money off tickets, there is an unending supply of speeders.

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  5. Mar 22, 2004 #4
    "DUI's bring in huge fees and fines because people most likely will continue to drink and drive...so if breath tests were installed in most bars (which they can't be that expensive, especially if they are mass marketed), would it eventually hurt the local government collecting these fines?"

    Hopefully they are all for it and it doesn't become another example of money over values or human life.
     
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