Is it just me, or is this the most irresponsible and ridiculous idea ever...
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Right up with local petrol stations doubling up as off licences, I suppose.
FWIW here in Texas they only outlawed drinking WHILST driving (or is that driving whilst drinking?) ten years ago. Our area has one of the worst DWI rates in the US, and no, it's nothing to do with me....
Fwiw I don't think there's anything to stop you drinking *whilst* driving in this country, as long as you are below the limit and remain in control of the vehicle. Your bottle wouldn't even need to be in a brown paper bag in this country.
I read this story this morning. Utter madness.
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What about the passengers (hic!)surely they should not have to suffer sobriety, particularly if being driven by some people I know. Me, I drink, but don't drive. I think driving is dangerous and I have never had a traffic accident while standing at a bar
Good opportunity for a permanently manned police check-point to be positioned opposite the car park exit.
Drink drivers are colossally stupid enough to think they'll still get away with it.
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If you're talking about the U.K, AFAIK it is an offence to drink alcohol while driving. Technically, you can be done for eating or drinking anything while driving if it's deemed you're not in control of the vehicle.
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But you are allowed to smoke though!
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Exactly what I said - it's not an offence unless you are not in control of your vehicle. If you're not in control, it'd be an offence whether it was a can of beer, a cheeseburger, a cigarette or (one case I dealt with) if someone was pleasuring themselves whilst driving. But equally if you've ever had a swig of water and remained in control, it must be just as possible to do the same with a beer or bottle of scotch.
But equally if you've ever had a swig of water and remained in control, it must be just as possible to do the same with a beer or bottle of scotch.
Except I never heard of anyone drinking four pints of Perrier and getting nicked...
To be honest, I don't really see what the issue is really. I'm pretty sure that the majority of pubs I've been to in my life have been accessible by car so where is the difference?
Most pubs accessible by car are a legacy of days gone by, when men with red flags were required to walk in front of your car, etc. etc. - and cue Hovis music.
Deliberately building a new pub to capture the passing trade on a flaming motorway is a whole different kettle of fish. Might be okay for the odd coach full of grannies on a shopping trip, but coach fulls of soccer "fans", over-stressed sales reps stopping "for a quick one" etc. etc. are the real issues, i.e. anti-social behaviour and proliferation of drinkling and driving. ANd lets face it, Weatherspoons pubs aren't exactly known for the selectivity of their clientel - cheap beer for the OAP and unemployed during the day, cheap booze for the British "yoof" at night, leading to major problems of late night high street trouble wherever there's such an establishment (not necessarily a Weatherspoons one, but...)
Highly irresponsible. Might as well go down to your local AA meeting and hand out free minatures.....
I quite like the Daily Mash take on this...
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In which lane?
It's about 8 years ago so I'm struggling a bit to remember. As I recall, the witness was a lorry driver (hence viewing angle) and I believe it was in the middle lane.
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