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November 09, 2004

Drinking and driving...

Several days ago, Irina Marudina wrote about driving "under the influence", referencing a SEGA newspaper article (all links in Bulgarian). Basically, the article's author wonders - and with good reasons - why no other Bulgarian attorneys, district or otherwise, have picked up on the example of Rossen Dimov at the Plovdiv district, who issued an order last year mandating overnight detention and "fast-track" court action for drivers with more than 1.8 parts per thousand alcohol in the blood stream. Apparently, this has had some effect - as it well should, since would-be drunk drivers now face the possibility of spending the night locked up :)

I myself have absolutely no tolerance for drunk drivers, even without the "empirical evidence" of a close friend who brought down several sections of a fence one night, and another one who pretty much totalled his engine as he drove his car into a lamp post - thankfully, neither of them was harmed in any way, the damage was to the cars (and the surrounding objects) only. Still, it was interesting to read some more hard facts on the subject, presented by the State University of New York in Potsdam on their alcohol information pages. The most striking part was this Drinking doesn't affect my driving mini-presentation which actually led me there, as Tony Finch linked to it:

Drinking doesn't affect my driving.

I don't think there's anything more to say...

Posted by roam at November 9, 2004 12:45 PM