Onboard breathalyzer urged

My question of the day would be is if we can put brakes and seatbelts lights, air bags, etc., in all vehicles to help save lives, why would we not have a on-board breathalyzer to stop normally good people from hurting and killing incent people?

My question of the day would be is if we can put brakes and seatbelts lights, air bags, etc., in all vehicles to help save lives, why would we not have a on-board breathalyzer to stop normally good people from hurting and killing incent people?

Over the legal limit, the vehicle would not start.

Yes, we should know better but as we know people, are not getting it.

More jail time and bigger fines are great, but by the time this takes place we have already had the funerals.

Some will say they don’t drink so why should I have to have a breathalyzer in my car?

Well because like all safety devices, it may save your life or a loved one.

We have had two cases in Central Alberta where six good people were killed and there has been many more.

I do not believe these two men got up in the morning thinking they would kill someone, so if a vehicle breathalyzer could have stopped them from killing these innocent people, why would we not have them?

Some would say they could find ways to override them, but normal good people would never do this.

If a person does tamper with the breathalyzer, we should treat it as if there is criminal intent and first offence for tampering would be five to 10 years in prison.

If a driver caused a death as a result of drunk driving, it should not be treated any different than using a gun. The sentence should be no less than manslaughter or second-degree murder.

Yes, we still will need education, Check Stops, MADD, etc.

But to save just one life, is it not worth it?

The cost to all involved is little compared to the cost of the loss of a son, mother, dad, brother, sister, etc.

Darwin Ross

Innisfail