Federal Safety Board asks for new punishment of drunk drivers

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Updated: 12/11/2012 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON D.C. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The punishments for drunk driving could be getting more severe. The Federal Safety Board is asking for ignition locks be forced on all convicted drunk drivers' vehicles.

This after the National Transportation Safety Board issued a review of wrong-way crashes. The study shows nearly 70 percent of those accidents are caused by drunk drivers.

About 17 states already have laws requiring ignition locks for DUI offenders, but the NTSB is recommending them for all states, even for first-time offenders.

Every year, about 360 people die in wrong-way crashes.
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Paladin - 12/12/2012 12:40 PM
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And to answer "standwithfist"s question, if we legalized marijuana, wouldn't it be more dangerous to have all the potheads on the street, blatantly violating all the traffic laws while rushing with mad abandon to the 7-11s for doritos and bean dip?

Paladin - 12/12/2012 12:35 PM
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OK, I am trying to understand this logic. We should only do it if they are REALLY REALLY drunk and not just legally drunk. So if someone at .08001BAC kills someone in an accident, it really isn't as bad as if they were twice the legal limit. Maybe it makes more sense after smoking a big fattie?????

StandsWithFist - 12/12/2012 1:22 AM
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It should only be mandatory for first timers with a blood alcohol twice the legal limit. I'm curious though... Why is it, you have the right to drink and be responsible for your actions but you don't have the right to smoke pot and be equally responsible for your actions? When you compare the two, it's apparent which is the lesser of two evils!

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