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    When I was 13 my friend's brother was killed by a drunk driver when he was driving (sober) home from his high school grad. My sister and brother-in-law were very nearly killed by the town drunk outside Virden MB. Several friends have either been injured or have lost family members to drunk drivers. So I have 0 sympathy for anyone who's enough of a fuckwit to get behind the wheel after drinking. If you're going to drive, don't drink. If you're drinking, plan not to drive. It's simple.

    That having been said, parts of the new legislation are just plain weird.

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    Now I have to add Canada to the list of countries where I can't safely travel, and all this time I was worried about being killed in Mexico
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroldg48 View Post
    Now I have to add Canada to the list of countries where I can't safely travel, and all this time I was worried about being killed in Mexico
    Nah, it ain't that bad. Most of the incidents I made reference to happened quite a while ago. Our rates of impaired driving have thankfully fallen dramatically in recent years thanks to increased awareness and social pressures. So come on up!

    Now, if we could just get folks to stop driving while using their phones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    Nah, it ain't that bad. Most of the incidents I made reference to happened quite a while ago. Our rates of impaired driving have thankfully fallen dramatically in recent years thanks to increased awareness and social pressures. So come on up!

    Now, if we could just get folks to stop driving while using their phones...
    Yes, since the 1980s or so when drunk driving laws were gradually beefed up through more enforcement and higher fines, jail time and drivers licence suspensions up to and including lifetime the rates of drunk driving have fallen drastically. IIRC the rate is about a third of what it was in the 1980s.

    They will have to do something similar about people who use their cell phones while driving. In Ontario distracted driving causes more deaths than drunk driving. The penalties and enforcement should be at least that for drunk driving.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/2926240/d...riving-deaths/

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    I’m guessing this would be a no go in Canada now.

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