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Drugged Driving

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by OZexplore, December 16, 2004.

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    1. OZexplore

      OZexplore Active Member

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      tThis week in Victoria :australia the police started drug testing drivers (you lick a stick ) and wait 5 mins for result it tests for dope and methanphetamines and they caught two drivers within 30 min this is world first testing so it wont belong and it will be comming to a police car near you

      why in the usa dont they use a breath testing machine rather then getting people to touch there nose & walk in a straight line
       
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    3. 410Fortune

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      they do use a breathalizer, back at the station.

      dope testing strips 'eh?

      wow.........
       
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      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      That's a great idea!
       
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      here they have portable ones, get stopped blow in the little black box if you are under drive away takes about 10sec, if over back to the station you go for another test we also have random breath testing they dont need a reason to pull you over . the only thing i dont like about it is that you are deemed guilty and you have to prove your innocence but if it keeps a few drunks of the road & helps save lives it is worth the inconvience
       
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      the "official" test to see if a driver is drunk is not walking in a straight line, making them list the alphabet backwards, or touching their nose....but rather to give the officer efidence that the person is drunk

      if someone is pulled over for no reason, and the cop finds something illegal in the car, the cop can not charge them because he had no reason to pull the car over in the first place

      so if a cop is following someone who he believes to be drunk, but he drives competly perfect all the way home from the bar, the cop can not pull the person over
       
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      sooo... when u say dope do u mean... marijuana? or do u mean real drugs? cuz weed stays in u a while. sooo a day or two later could u still fail the lick a stick thing. cuz that really sux. :( disclaimer: no i don't smoke
       
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      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      Last time I checked weed was a real drug.. And who cares? People should be busted for using illegal narcotics.
       
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      there is far too many close minded people... who have the wrong perception of soo many things. anyways that doesn't answer my question. and i'd rather not get into a heated discussion. your entitled to think what u want. as am i.
       
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      Sorry.. I was just correcting you. I'll stop here though.
       
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      anything that will make ur driving hazardous to other should be tested for...i dont care if it is drugs, alchohol or whatever, if it messes up ur perception and reaction times then u should drive under the influence of it
       
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      or being old, or a teenager or a bostonian :D


      no, im actually being serious
       
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      Actually they have used portable breathalizers for years. I got busted when I was 17(5 years ago). I was camping, and the cops came up with them.. and wrote us all tickets. You know.. because they have nothing better to do.
       
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      Around me they have portable breathalizers, but if it detects any kind of reading at all, they take you to the hospital to have blood drawn to test the blood alcohol level. By PA state law you can refuse the blood test, but if you refuse then it is an automatic 6 month suspension of your drivers license.
       
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      but then once they drain your blood dont you get all woozy and feel typsy anyways? then drive home?

      as asked earlier? can they differate between pot smoked today or last week?
       
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      i think differate is a word.... whatever you get the idea
       
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      This is good. About 10% of the American population uses an illegal substance (and shouldn't)
       
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      Thats it keep filling up our prisons with drug offenders, and keep letting the real criminals, Murderers, Rapists, etc out so we have room for all the drug arrests. Why is it that alot of drug convictions get a longer prison term than murderers, pretty stupid if you ask me. Our political leaders actually think they can put an end to the drug trade, it will never happen.
       
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      never heard of that...last time i checked, drugs were harmful (mary jane is the exception) and can cause many problems...i have never heard of a murderer getting a shorter sentence than a drug offender. in reality, most drug offenders get null-pros'd.
       
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      I didn't say they should go to jail, though a night could help straighten them out. Maybe a fine or something of that nature, and they never get sentences like murderers. Go to Canada if you wanna get high. Don't complain when you're busted or criticised in America.
       
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      yes dope as in weed sorry it took so long for reply and it stay in your blood for upto 6 weeks i dont know how long it stays on your tongue

      "the "official" test to see if a driver is drunk is not walking in a straight line, making them list the alphabet backwards, or touching their nose....but rather to give the officer efidence that the person is drunk

      if someone is pulled over for no reason, and the cop finds something illegal in the car, the cop can not charge them because he had no reason to pull the car over in the first place

      so if a cop is following someone who he believes to be drunk, but he drives competly perfect all the way home from the bar, the cop can not pull the person over"

      we have random breath testing (RBT) so they can pull you over anytime to test for alcohol they usually set up on the highway and pull 3-4 cars over at a time ,you blow in to the portable tester if you are under 0.05 you drive of if not they take you back to the police station for further testing ,if over you are charged, if you think it is wrong you can have a blood test

      over christmas 24-28 dec in NSW they did over 90,000 RBT's and took 330 drunks of the road

      as for the drug testing the first to be caught took it to court and was let of idont know why
      it is a $300 fine US$225 but they are not charged with using just driving under the influence of a drug which is strange to me because if you are driving under the influence you must have been using.
       
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      sounds like a good idea to me.
       
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      wouldn't that be should NOT drive under the influence of it? ;)
       
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      ha!...yeah sorry, u should NOT drive under the influance of it
       

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