Originally Posted by havener
So should drink driving be allowed on isolated roads then? Wherever you are, alcohol impairs thought and that can lead to accidents...
1 - Yourself
2 - Your family you leave behind
3 - Others who have to put themselves at risk to come to your rescue
4 - All taxpayers , a road fatal costs around £1.3 million to the economy (source - Dept of Transport)
I don't think it would matter to much if someone were to have a few beers whilst crossing the Sahara!!!
If you choose to put yourself at risk then that's up to you.
The people who put themselves at risk do so out of CHOICE. I was involved with Mountain rescue once upon a time. We used to LOVE getting a callout - it's why we were there. I suspect it's the same with the RNLI.
Most of the cost of a boating accident is probably looked after by the RNLI which is a charity. Also on those grounds it means you much blame mountain bikers and climbers for wasting tax payers money. Maybe they should bring in a new law banning dangerous sports to save the tax payers money?
One final point. Obviously consuming too much booze impairs judgement etc BUT it is still quite possible for someone who has had a few drinks to STILL be a better driver/boater than someone sober who has no experience or is elderly .
Ever driven when tired? Often that can be as bad or worse than someone who has had a few drinks!!!