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Old 22 August 2006, 09:48   #31
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I think you missed my point....I'm fairly confident that most of the posters on here may at some time have driven a boat after a lunchtime pint or two (myself included) but at the same time excercise reasonable self control and
judgement as to what is sensible.

For example, drinking enough to have twice the legal blood alcohol level and then going out for a night-time 40knot blast is very much in the NOT sensible camp, and precisely the type of behaviour likely to increase the chances of draconian legislation being brought to bear against the whole of the sailing/motoring/PWC community.

However the type of person prone to this type of behaviour is also the same type of person prone to ignoring the very legislation designed to prevent it.

These people will continue to buy powerfull boats and take them out without experience or training or consideration for other water users etc etc etc.

Meanwhile the VAST majority of British law abiding boat users will be saddled with increased costs and regulations that they neither asked for or deserve.

Legislation is not the answer...education most definately is.

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Old 22 August 2006, 10:01   #32
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The death sentence would be a good way of reducing people and drugs smugglers enthusiasm don't ya think?
Seems to work in Singapore....
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Old 22 August 2006, 10:07   #33
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What stops you from having 4 pints in the boozer and then driving home?

the fact that you are a law abiding citizen or that you'll lose your licence for a year and maybe your job,face very stiff insurance premiums for a whileand be a soshal parriah. It's mostly the latter for me that stops me having that 2nd pint

that's not education that's punishment Also how much would your education program cost
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The reason that I wouldn't have 4 pints then drive home has nothing to do with any loss of licence, fine, increased insurance premium or any 'handed out' punishment for that matter. The reason is simply that I think I would have more than a little trouble sleeping at night if I wiped out a couple of innocent people due to my alcohol fuelled stupdity. As I said before, does common sense account for nothing anymore?

As for more legislation on the water all I'll ask is, Has the fact that there are laws against drinking and driving on the road totally erradicated it? I think not... As Yuley says there will always be a minority who won't give a damn if there are laws or not.
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