Why Doesn't Every Car Come With A Breathalyzer?

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  1. HereticBD

    HereticBD Steel Belt

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    Think about it for a second. Drunk driving is rampant and always has/will be. We always hear about the government implementing new methods to stop it. Whether it be RIDE programs, increased fines, yadda, yadda, yadda...

    Why the hell don't manufacturers of motor vehicles stop it at the source? We have a seat belt to stop us from flying through the windshield. We have strategically placed cup holders that stop our hot coffee from spilling on our laps. We have a fucking computer we can talk to if we ever get lost. How in the shit can't we stop drunk driving? I mean, what the fuck?

    The technology is there. It's not that expensive. It's not perfect of course, but it would eliminate a lot of loners driving drunk. And in all reality, loner drunks are the most likely to take the chance. How is this not solved by now?

    What say you Sherdog?
     
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    Because it would probably be a big pain the ass to basically have to blow-start your car every time you wanted to drive somewhere.
     
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    what stops people from disabling it?
     
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    If Im not mistaken they cost several thousand of money dollars to install. Thats not acceptable to eithet manufacturers, or the vast majority of motorists who dont drink n' drive.
     
  5. HereticBD

    HereticBD Steel Belt

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    You are. Make no mistake. If you took the time to comment on this thread, you weren't too teeth deep in pussy to do so.

    Any thoughts on the topic, lonely man?
     
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    Economy would crash, and the peasants would riot.
     
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    By doing that you're basically saying people can't do as they wish. Why not have cars governed.
     
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    Clippys Mom Brown Belt Banned

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    Would pretty much be in line with prohibition.

    People would switch to less controllable, and even more dangerous drugs as a result.
     
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    This is the type of idea high school stoners come up with while watching The Simpsons.
     
  10. HereticBD

    HereticBD Steel Belt

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    That's fuckin' bullshit.

    Think of all the technology you have at your fingertips while driving a car(or doing anything for that matter), and a breathalyzer is just way out there? Don't think so.

    Perhaps the legalities and checks and balances are way out there, but it's certainly practical from a manufacturers point of view. It could be done tomorrow.
     
  11. mac11

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    Because there's no money to be made in that technology. This is capitalism dude.
    They'll drive themselves soon enough as they already do.
     
  12. Kalmah

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    What if I'm driving on private property?
     
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    Clippys Mom Brown Belt Banned

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    Besides could you imagine loss of community social function. Liqueur is a good way for people to come together in social environments and relax, share ideas, let off steam etc...
     
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    Drink and drive responsibly.
    Problem solved.
     
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    It certainly could have to with some extreme markup as legal punishment. Friend got a DUI and was forced to install one on his expense to the tune of 3K. Mass production would probably lower cost of course.
    Either way it would be essentially punishing the vast majority who dont drink and drive.
    Why not go further and just go back to prohibition days?
     
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    But if it saves even one life isn't it worth it. Isn't that the line we hear.
     
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  17. HereticBD

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    Neat.
     
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    Non-alcoholic tax.
     
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    As someone who does not drink and drive I actually really like the idea. Car commercials always bragging on their 5 star saftey ratings well this shit is 6 star.
     
  20. HereticBD

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    Why would it be punishing anyone who doesn't drink and drive? All you have to do is blow and start. It's quite logical. That's like arguing that a seatbelt is punishing those who don't plan on getting into an accident.

    Don't bring up prohibition like it even qualifies for this. That's ridiculous.
     
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