What do you think of a bill that permanently confiscated a driver's license after one drunk driving offense?
Question: Only if the driver is above 21. I do not support this bill, however I wanted to hear your thoughts. Can you please explain your thoughts?
Best Answers: What do you think of a bill that permanently confiscated a driver's license after one drunk driving offense?
I like it. Who cares if they can't get to work or keep a job? They can get their friends and family to hall them around. There is no excuse for drunk driving. It is dangerous as hell. The point is...drinking and driving is hands down THE most irresponsible act you can do with a car. If you violate that privalage, you obviously do not have the responsibility for a car. There is no excuse for it. You know how many people are killed because of drunk driving? A lot. It's disgusting. And it's about time people started to take it a bit more seriously. You know how people could get around after drinking and driveing? There is this thing called a moped. *edit* Wow you people are pathetic. Let's give these people some slack because drinking is a common life style? It's irresponsible. End of story. Just because it is common does not make it any less stupid. Yes, drinking inpares judgement, but here is a news flash for you, you are still responsible for what you do while drunk. Should we let all rapists who were drunk at the time free because they didn't have a clear judgement at the time? No. Absolutely not. As I said, drinking and driving is hands down the most irresponsible thing to do with a car. There for, you should not be allowed to do it. And I love how you people are using the excuse that by taking away a drunk's license permanently is asking for them to drive illegally. If they happen to drive without a license, and they are caught, then that punishment will be dealt with. But it shouldn't be an excuse for makeing a drunk driving law easier. That is just silly. And for everyone's information, there are tons of people out there who do not have their license because of drunk driving. They are doing just fine. As I said, there is this thing called a moped. And bikes. Boo hoo..life is a bit harder for them now that they made the stupidest decision of their life. You know what? They can deal with it. It's called a punishment. If they regret it someday, well good. They learned their lesson. They can go tell their friends. Drinking is a common lifestyle. Getting drunk is normal. Why feed into this? What good comes of it? Why should the law bend just because an activity is popular? It should be tightened to save the victims of drunk driving.
Contact the DMV/DOT or whatever your equivalent is and find out if your license is revoked or suspended. If it's not, go down and get a new license. If it is ask what you can do to get it back. If you can't get it back go down and get a state ID and you should be able to apply for jobs that don't require you to drive with that (often times they'll say you need a license, but they mean a government ID, so just ask).
That would be one of the worst bills that they could ever pass. Many men/women are not allowed to drive even after five years. They are limited on being able to find a job. They are held down because they do not have a drivers License. Many live in Poverty, because they can not find a job. Most of the offenders regret being a drunk driver, and now because they have no drivers license, they continue to drive illegally. The situation is so bad, that the ex drunk driver does not even try to pay the huge fines to become a privileged driver. How could our Laws be so strict on this? I would Love to find out what percentage of Drivers are driving with No License. The statistics would be staggering. Our Government needs to find a way to help all the begrudged a way to respect and obey the Drivers Privileges. The fines are staggering and only until the offender pays the large fines, can they apply to drive again. So the drunk driver continues to drive illegally
Driving while revoked is a pretty serious offense as far as vehicle and traffic offenses go. The chances of officer discretion are not too good. Unless you are driving for a verifiable emergency the car will wind up in impound about 95% of the time. An officer can use discretion and not order the car impounded ... but due to liability concerns it's not a common practice. The problem is this ... officer pulls you over, finds out that your license is revoked/suspended/invalid. Lets you go with a warning ... You have a crash afterward. In their quest to find someone connected to the crash that has insurance coverage (the revoked driver's coverage bailed because the driver was not legal) ... they find the police department that COULD have put the car in impound before the crash and did not. The officer just put his department on the hook for damages!
Why not, they are going to have a suspension anyway, which most will never have lifted, so just confiscate the driver's license. This will lead to many more unprotected victims of injuries in auto accidents, and the auto insurance companies will be thrilled. If a person is driving while they have no license, because it is suspended, for any reason, they are not covered by the auto insurance. So the harder it is to get a driver's license the less the insurance company will have to pay. Even if you do not know that someone has a suspended license, and you have insurance, and you let them drive your car, if the are in an accident your insurance company will not have to pay. Good deal for them. No one really asks to see their friend's license if he asks to drive the car up to the store to pick something up so taking the license away will not solve the problem. I have met many, many who continue to drive without a valid license no matter the reason it is not valid. When you have somewhere to go and the fastest easiest way to get there is just to go out and hop in the car and go, many will just drive themselves. If they followed the law to the letter they would have a valid license to begin with. Good Luck
This is really a question for an attorney. That said in my state we are running out of space in jail and DOC for felons let alone folks with DUS citations. So I would imagine any chance they have to keep him out of jail they will use. As financial security seems to be a big motivator for you (which isn't a bad thing), you may want to consider that many (if not most) insurance companies will not pay out claims when the driver doesn't have a valid license or is driving under restriction. If boyfriend wrecks it could get real expensive, real fast.
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