Thursday 29 June 2017

Time to rewrite drink drive laws

In this day and age, after all that is now known about the devastation wrought on families and communities by such motorists, that anybody at all, let alone such a vast number, still think it is OK to drink drive betrays such inherent ignorance and selfishness as to be almost beyond belief
In this day and age, after all that is now known about the devastation wrought on families and communities by such motorists, that anybody at all, let alone such a vast number, still think it is OK to drink drive betrays such inherent ignorance and selfishness as to be almost beyond belief
Editorial

Editorial

The main legislation dealing with road safety has been updated and modernised regularly over the years but yet six out of 10 people due before the courts on drink-driving offences are able to escape without a conviction.

This is a scandalous state of affairs, of course, and a sad indictment of the piecemeal fashion in which successive administrations have contrived to play catch-up with those who have routinely, and with success, played ducks and drakes with the system.

In the first instance, however, fault must be laid where it is most deserved and that is with those drivers who, outrageously, still blithely sit behind the wheel of a motor car after they have consumed alcohol.

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