Reply to post: Re: 35,000 per year! Sounds like a full on war...

You're all too skeptical of super-duper self-driving cars, apparently

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Re: 35,000 per year! Sounds like a full on war...

"In my experience, drink driving is ridiculously tolerated in the US, whilst it has been almost eradicated in the UK. In Georgia, for instance, your first DUI has a 90 day license suspension - compare to the UK, minimum 1 year ban."

Because of Prohibition. Anyone who tries to lock up DUIs gets the double whammy of trying to squelch drinking (which people were willing to fight their country for) AND trying to fill up jails and so on (taxpayer burden). Plus many of the drinkers are stressed out due to families to bring up; denying them their only ability to get to work and so on means you're more than likely to get Child Services or the like involved soon after. IOW, unintended consequences.

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