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Rural dwellers to be allowed to drink and drive

walkingbootweatherwalkingbootweather Posts: 2,443
edited January 2013 in Commuting chat
Irish council approves motion to allow rural drink-driving

After all
people in rural areas were "travelling very minor roads … with very little traffic" and "have never killed anyone".
Nobody told me we had a communication problem

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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Sounds reasonable. That's what happened where I grew up.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Go rural enough and it happens here and now. It's illegal but treated in the same way as speed limits.

    Not that I am condoning it, but it does happen.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 5,650
    Raising the drink drive limit would be better for the rural economy than wind farms. Fact.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,847
    Grand!

    Actually that's not really a change to now other than making it official - top gear style pub crawling holiday anyone?
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  • davet2davet2 Posts: 44
    known as the devon drivers license down here...
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 5,650
    You can't get breathalised if the policeman is halfway through his pint when you leave.
  • This is a really good idea which should definitely be replicated in the UK, as driving in the country is incredibly safe (apart from the 60% of road fatalities that occur on rural roads, a third of which occur on minor roads, of course).
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    ooermissus wrote:
    This is a really good idea which should definitely be replicated in the UK, as driving in the country is incredibly safe (apart from the 60% of road fatalities that occur on rural roads, a third of which occur on minor roads, of course).
    Possibly due to the drink.......
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    ooermissus wrote:
    This is a really good idea which should definitely be replicated in the UK, as driving in the country is incredibly safe (apart from the 60% of road fatalities that occur on rural roads, a third of which occur on minor roads, of course).

    i'll drink to that...
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
    It's a publicity stunt. It's being backed by only 5 councillors, of which 3 are publicans.

    It won't be alllowed to be passed.


    [/boring buzz killington]
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
    It's a publicity stunt. It's being backed by only 5 councillors, of which 3 are publicans.

    It won't be alllowed to be passed.


    [/boring buzz killington]
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Boring buzz killington.
    Make mine a double too! :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • KoncordskiKoncordski Posts: 1,009
    I thought drink driving was already legal in the countryside.

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  • Koncordski wrote:
    I thought drink driving was already legal in the countryside.
    Not only that, it's compulsory. Along with marrying close relatives.

    As the *rse has been kicked out of road policing, I'd say the chances of being caught are pretty minimal anyway. Unless the Chief Constable has a particular bee in his bonnet about it, like north Wales for example.
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