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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    I have a mixed feeling about this... I support putting it in for drivers who have had a DUI, but only during their probation period. Once people have served their time and their probation they should remove the breathalyzer from their car. DUI convicts are still individuals, we shouldn't treat them as eternally guilty people that will be monitored for life.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You think mandating car insurance is just another way to track us? How about it's just another way to be responsible? Along with driving privileges come responsibilities.
    Just part of an overall evil idea...

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Should breathalyzers in cars be required?

    You would have to get one installed prior to getting a new tag; if you didn't you can't get a tag.

    I imagine the government(s) would have to pay for these to be installed, but it would be worth it. Or maybe insurance would pay for it.

    I am betting car accidents go down by what, 90%? DUI's would become nearly obsolete.
    If someone has been arrested for DUI then sure then they should have to have one installed for a certain period of time. But to mandate all cars have them then no because it assumes all people are drunk drivers without any probable cause.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If someone has been arrested for DUI then sure then they should have to have one installed for a certain period of time. But to mandate all cars have them then no because it assumes all people are drunk drivers without any probable cause.
    I agree. I think that putting them in all cars is a bit excessive and not called for. You shouldn't be searched everytime you try to use your own property. There are punishments with DUI that require these interlock devices. Not that they can't be beat with a simple air compressor, but whatever. They are expensive (well at least the State charges a lot), the install is pretty expensive along with the monthly fee (yes, they charge a monthly fee). Who do you think is going to pay that? Not the government, not the auto manufacturers.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    No.

    Not ever.

    If a man doesn't have a DUI conviction, it's a gross violation of the presumption of innocence.

    If a man has a DUI on his record, and he reoffends, he should be put in prison for a long long time.

    Eating fast food while driving kills more people than drunks. Where's the move to install burrito detectors?

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, this is a dumb idea. Some states already mandate ignition interlocks for DUI offenders, which I'd be okay with, but even then, they're too easy to bypass. I know a guy who used to have his 4-year-old daughter blow into it so he could drive drunk.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Ignition interlock devices for people who have been convicted of DUI, and paid for by the offender... yes, absolutely.

    Ignition interlock devices for everyone and added to the general cost of driving in one way or another, no, never.

    Most accidents are caused by the very thing that would lead us to require ignition interlocks on everyone's car: stupidity.
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, this is a dumb idea. Some states already mandate ignition interlocks for DUI offenders, which I'd be okay with, but even then, they're too easy to bypass. I know a guy who used to have his 4-year-old daughter blow into it so he could drive drunk.
    What a douchbag. I wonder how he'd feel if he killed the little girl while driving drunk?
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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    A waste? Explain
    Would I have to have one eventhough I have never had an alcoholic drink in my life?

    Why don't you get the manufacturers to install them from the factory.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Mandated breathalyzers in cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You apparently know a person who is not only an absolutely horrible parent, but a worthless human being as well.
    Yeah, that's a pretty good description. He racked up something like 10 DUI arrests in 2 years, and somehow managed to still be allowed to legally drive under certain circumstances. Then a different judge put him away for 5 years. I was fairly happy to hear it.
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