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I should be able to avoid a DUI check point because I don't drink and I hate red light cams.
They don't allow for greater traffic flow but exist to catch the every so often red light runner for city revenue.
The apps are fine with me.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I feel DUI check points should be illegal, as the police are allowed to intrude on the majority's sober life, for the sake of one drunk. Instead, how about some hard core laws to intimidate drunks into submission. eg. You DUI, you forfit your car or whoevers car you were driving, you lose your driver license for 5 years, you go to prison for 5 years if caught driving after the initial sentence. Instead of trying to stop DUI criminals, they work on prevention, such as a sniffer device set up in a booth outside a bar or night club, that measures your alcohol level. Elmo knows they tax bar owners enough to set up such devices.
Law enforcement has no right to require any business stop making devices to assist a person in the commission of a crime. Next they will want QVC to stop advertising knife sets. The slippery slope syndrome.
One Tin Soldier Walked Away..................
If the point of the cameras is increased public safety, why have there been multiple cities caught dangerously shortening the yellow lights in order to boost the number of tickets generated? Why do red light cameras that are not proving to be profitable get taken down? The answer is simple, it's really just about revenue under the guise of public safety.
Couldn't it be argued that an app is promoting public safety just as much as the checkpoints and cameras are? If I know there's a checkpoint on my way home, then maybe I'll skip having that 2nd or 3rd beer. If I know there's red light cameras on my way to work, maybe I'll leave a few minutes early so I'm not having to speed through the intersections.
Last edited by theangryamerican; 05-18-11 at 02:14 PM.
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