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Beverage Institute: Down With Sobriety Checkpoints!

By queen
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 3:31 pm in Misc. Transportation.

Law enforcement agencies should forego sobriety checkpoints this holiday season, according to the American Beverage Institute – not that the group has an axe to grind or anything, of course.

Instead, law enforcement should employ “roving patrols,” the Institute said in a press release yesterday. Nice of them to tell the police how to do their job. Roving patrols make it more likely that hard-core drunks will get caught, the institute said, because it’s easy for them to avoid the checkpoints, whose locations are obvious.

Uhm … well, maybe. What do you think?

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3 Responses to “Beverage Institute: Down With Sobriety Checkpoints!”

  1. former Capricious Commuter Says:

    These guys deserve credit for one thing, and that’s Lane Courtesy Month or week or day, I can’t recall. They promoted the idea that drivers should keep right and let people pass safely, at least for a certain portion of the calendar.

    As for sobriety, these guys are also in favor of limiting blood-alcohol content laws so that should tell you something. They are basically in favor of deregulating driving.

  2. former Capricious Commuter Says:

    And on an unrelated note, I would like the record to reflect that I am very pleased that the Queen (long may she reign) and Denis have revived the blog again. One of the saddest parts of leaving the Bay Area was shutting it down, and I couldn’t think of two people I’d rather see doing this than HRH and my former partner-in-transportation coverage.

  3. Queen Says:

    The Queen graciously acknowledges your kind comment, Mr. Nelson, thank you! Also, it’s good to get your perspective on the American Beverage Institute. Lane Courtesy Month is a good idea. Now if only someone would launch “Use Your *@*#&#&@( Turn Signals Month”!

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