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Drink drivers make my blood boil!

Mrs.Z Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Anyone who drink drives I hope they get what's coming to them, sorry if that sounds harsh.

Early this morning I witnessed a car smash into a line of traffic - shunting a van into a car which in turn shunted into a lorry. The car then veered round onto the dual carriageway and smashed again into the lorry above.

A young girl was in the middle car - her car was smashed back and front and the front had gone partly under the lorry to the point that her windscreen was smashed.

Thank god everyone was okay - I stayed with the girl until the ambulance took her to hospital.

The guy was apologising and acting a bit shifty so other people involved kept hold of him incase he did a runner. He was arrested on the spot for DUI and the girl was later informed he had no insurance either!

I just wanted to vent this in the hope that it will cause others to think again before they hop in their car after a few drinks.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
i agree anyone who drinks and drives is a a*se hole.
hope the girl is ok.
[mod][Moderator]#2
Zero tolerance, 1 drink and get behind the wheel, instant lifetime ban imo
#3
Couldn't agree more - feel very strongly about this.

Should bring in NO drinking & driving - then no confusion if over limit... end of!
#4
wishihadadonkey
Zero tolerance, 1 drink and get behind the wheel, instant lifetime ban imo


I agree, there's to much grey area where people can drink so many units. I think they should scrap all of that and have a zero tolerance policy with a liftetime ban.
#5
wishihadadonkey
Zero tolerance, 1 drink and get behind the wheel, instant lifetime ban imo

+1 I think that there should be far tougher jail sentences imposed too.
#6
I wouldn't go that far. Some people clearly don't know the what is above the limit.

There are loads of drink drivers on the road and a fair amount of them are caught by committing other offences.

I don't condone drink driving but to stop someone from driving FOREVER because they were possibly one point over the 35 limit is unfair.

That said. If someone were to cause an accident due to drink driving, I think your idea would work great.

With regards to the insurance. He wouldn't have been insured anyway. Your insurance is only valid so long the vehicle/person is within the law, i.e. tax, mot, no undeclared medical conditions etc.
#7
I couldn't agree more with your comments - if you wish to drive then you should forfeit the drinking, common sense to me. It's all too easy to go over the limit by even having one extra glass of wine and so forth.

The girl is okay, I took her number so I could keep in touch. She banged her head and the seatbelt (so glad she was wearing it) sprained her shoulder. She was in serious shock though, shaking and hyperventilating - quite scary to see to that extent
#8
glad to hear girl was ok, and couldn't agree more with the above with regrads to punishment for drink drivers. wonder what kind of punishment he'll get.. probably not much.
#9
Lowest of the low - in one week in court through work I saw a man get a £700 fine and walking after killing a girl through drink driving and an OAP getting 3 months jail for drowning a cat who was killing his prized pigeons - justice is where exactly? A cat obviously more valuable than a life in this country it seems.
#10
kaks26
Lowest of the low - in one week in court through work I saw a man get a £700 fine and walking after killing a girl through drink driving and an OAP getting 3 months jail for drowning a cat who was killing his prized pigeons - justice is where exactly? A cat obviously more valuable than a life in this country it seems.


Wow, speechless :-(
banned#11
gRoberts12
I wouldn't go that far. Some people clearly don't know the what is above the limit.


Rubbish. If you have had a drink, you don't drive. Simple as that. If there's even the smallest chance you might be anywhere near the limit, you don't drive.



gRoberts12

With regards to the insurance. He wouldn't have been insured anyway. Your insurance is only valid so long the vehicle/person is within the law, i.e. tax, mot, no undeclared medical conditions etc.


Not true. The insurers MAY choose to decline his own claim if there was specific policy wording that mentioned drink driving however they are liable for any third party claims that arise from his negligence.
#12
The problem is zero tollerance isn't gonna get the repeat offenders off the road has they are well over the limit anyway. Zero tollerance is only gonna punish the very casual drinker who has a can 24 hours ago who may show trace amounts in their blood systems. Zero tollerance basically means every one who uses a car will NEVER be able to have a drink again unless they can guarentee not using the car till at least 48 hours after there last drink.

Tougher sentances are needed with mandatory jail sentances for anyone caught drink driving if a certain amount over the limit.Lets get them out of the system first.
#13
It is not so obvious by looking at a driver to tell whether he/she is over the limit.
On the other hand, it is easy to spot a person on the phone while driving ( Which is supposed to be worse than drink driving ).
If they can't stop these people, then you have no chance with the drinkers.
#14
Anyone who drink drives I hope they get what's coming to them, sorry if that sounds harsh.


That is not harsh at all. Harsh would be something like shooting them in the head. They should be locked up for a couple of years and being banned for life. 1 chance, that one chance could lead to 1 or more deaths!

I stand with you on this!
#15
I posted the last time this topic came up... My grandparents were killed by a drink driver, I have no sympathy for any of them. If you've had a drink, get a lift, public transport or get a cab. Don't risk other people's lives because you're incapable of making alternative travel arrangements.
banned#16
I hate driving late fri night or sat night, the driving i have seen is awful, D&D must be commonplace, the amount of cars i have seen failing to make corners, driving over roundabouts at these times. More unusual this accident happened in the morning.

drinking and driving limits need to be zero, if i have 1 drink it is at a time when I have 2 days before i need to drive (not the night before).

I hope everyone in the accident is OK at least, Mrs Z, but lots of decent people will also be a lot out of pocket due to this moron, and I am lost for words for anyone who has lost people due to these selfish morons.
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cookiemonster83
I posted the last time this topic came up... My grandparents were killed by a drink driver, I have no sympathy for any of them. If you've had a drink, get a lift, public transport or get a cab. Don't risk other people's lives because you're incapable of making alternative travel arrangements.

I'm so sorry Cookie that's absolutely terrible

jubbyme
I hate driving late fri night or sat night, the driving i have seen is awful, D&D must be commonplace, the amount of cars i have seen failing to make corners, driving over roundabouts at these times. More unusual this accident happened in the morning.

drinking and driving limits need to be zero, if i have 1 drink it is at a time when I have 2 days before i need to drive (not the night before).

I hope everyone in the accident is OK at least, Mrs Z, but lots of decent people will also be a lot out of pocket due to this moron, and I am lost for words for anyone who has lost people due to these selfish morons.

I have seen 'suspicious' driving many a time myself, though I am not usually driving about in the night-time anymore as I am home with the kids. When I was 17 and delivering pizzas I used to see some terrible driving on Friday and Saturdays - once I even saw a JCB digger swerving all over the place, I ended up pulling over and phoning the police about them.

I have always utterly detested drink drivers, even at a young age but no-one else I know personally seems so disgusted by it as me. When I was in secondary school one of my best friends dads used to drive home from the pub everytime he went (as in he intentionally did it), which was at least twice a week (seemed to have a problem with drink later on) and I was the only one in our group of friends who was fuming to find that out and wanted to do something about it, though I was only about 12/13 years old. I didn't end up doing anything, maybe because of the age I didn't want to be a 'grass' but now I wouldn't think twice about reporting someone I know for it.

I understand that adults should be able to make their own choices if they want 1 or 2 drinks and will stay under the limit. I have never been a drinker so to me I don't see the point in having just 1 or 2 drinks, why not have a zero tolerence policy and just stick to soft drinks instead then? If 1 or 2 drinks is enough to have a 'chill out' effect or whatever then you have already been influenced by the alcohol, no?

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