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    How thick are the Irish

    http://money.aol.co.uk/2013/01/22/ir...?ncid=webmail9

    Trying to approve drink driving,

    they are known to be thick but this is plain retarded aswell lol




    Irish council approves drink-driving
    Jan 22, 2013

    Councillors in County Kerry have approved a motion enabling drinkers in the area to be issued with permits that will allow them to have 'two or three' drinks before getting in their cars and driving home. They argued that special rules ought to apply given the nature of the roads and the drinkers in the area.

    So what possible reason can they have for such a strange move, will this now become law, and will it hit car insurance?

    The motion
    According to the Irish Independent the motion was passed after councillor (and pub owner) Danny Healy-Rae argued that most people in the area were "travelling very minor roads ... with very little traffic". He also argued that people in isolated rural areas risked getting lonely and depressed if they weren't able to get to the local pub to catch up with friends.

    The motion was carried by five votes to three. The newspaper reported that three of the five were also publicans, and that one was Healy-Rae's son. Seven councillors abstained and 12 were not present.


    The idea has been met with shock. Conor Cullen of Alcohol Action Ireland told the BBC: "Those in rural areas who may be suffering from isolation will not benefit from putting their lives and the lives of the other members of their community at risk by drinking and driving."

    Ireland has some serious drink-driving statistics. According to Alcohol Ireland, one in three crash deaths is alcohol-related. It also says that between 2003 and 2005 around 120 people were killed each year in alcohol-related crashes.

    According to the Road Safety Authority in Ireland, 18,053 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving in 2008. That's an average of around 347 drivers each week.

    It also highlights that in County Kerry in 2011 there were 7 deaths and 244 injuries as a result of drink driving. It adds that most deaths from drink driving are in rural areas.


    Clearly, issuing permits to allow people to drive after drinking is not going to improve these statistics.

    Insurers price their policies according to risk. It's incredibly difficult to get insurance after being banned for drink driving, so there's every chance that most insurers would refuse cover to people with permits. Those who continued to offer insurance would do so at a huge cost.

    If drivers in a particular area were being handed out permits to allow them to drink drive, then the premiums of everyone on the road in the area would shoot up too.

    However, the good news is that this vote doesn't mean the rule can automatically be applied locally. It now passes to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, who will consider the motion and its implications. He is widely expected to dismiss the suggestion.

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    danB will like this

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    Irish here....

    ....what did I miss?

    (I was busy drinking and driving!!)

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    lmfao

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    I tried to read the article but I was too busy getting sloshed

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    This ain't gonna work out well for them at all.

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    This is a bit of a joke but I can understand there are places in Ireland where there is literally no public transport etc so a lot of people are stuck in their houses all the time. What I would have suggested personally is to get the publicans to get a mini bus.

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    Years ago I was in the jungle in costa rica driving a 4runner. In a small town I asked a cop if it was OK to drink and drive. He said he did not understand the question. Drive with one hand and hold your drink in the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeral View Post
    Years ago I was in the jungle in costa rica driving a 4runner. In a small town I asked a cop if it was OK to drink and drive. He said he did not understand the question. Drive with one hand and hold your drink in the other.
    the only problem i see with drinking and driving is you might spill..............................?

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    "It will allow them to have 'two or three' drinks before getting in their cars" here in oz marcus not sure if your aware, maybe we are as thick as the irish (wouldnt surprise me, since aussies are re nouned for drinking) we are allowed 2 standards drinks if your on an open license a full permitted license in other words. Thats for men, and for women i think its 1 standard not sure would have to double check.

    "will this now become law, and will it hit car insurance?" I think car insurance should be the least of there concerns what about rise in fatalities from drink driving, i think health insurance will be more affected......... and you already mentioned that in your post i should of read first lol.

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    2=3 drinks?? i'm still at a legal limit with that much..

    it takes me 5 drinks before i blow .08....

    and that's the facts..

    so it seems odd to me that they would use the measure of 2=3 drinks
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    I thought when it read "drink driving" you made a typo.
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    Maybe they have difficoulties makeing the bus ticket

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    Irish here and it's the first time I've heard of it...

    And it is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Not so long ago we introduced a law with a zero tolerance to drink driving.

    Now this counsellor has had a law approved to allow locals of a rural area drink drive on the condition they have a permit.

    This idiot is why we have a bad name. He will be the the first to drink and drive in this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spywizard View Post
    2=3 drinks?? i'm still at a legal limit with that much..

    it takes me 5 drinks before i blow .08....

    and that's the facts..

    so it seems odd to me that they would use the measure of 2=3 drinks
    Spywizard how much do you weigh? Some women and small (high school / college age) men can blow .08 after two drinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by spywizard View Post
    2=3 drinks?? i'm still at a legal limit with that much..

    it takes me 5 drinks before i blow .08....

    and that's the facts..

    so it seems odd to me that they would use the measure of 2=3 drinks
    I've heard of double "O" 7

    ....but who's ".08" ???????

    yer not hanging out at that gay bar again, are you?

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    Hahahahhaha Ive managed to infect everyones sense of humor. We will forever have "he took it to CDP's level" hahahahahha

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    Cars dont kill people do, drivers kill people!

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    Also, this hasn't come into law at all, only a proposal to the government as an agenda and more than likely will be rejected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
    Cars dont kill people do, drivers kill people!
    Americans kill people to keep them from becoming politicians

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    Well the official drink rate in U.K. is 0.08% whereas in Ireland it is 0.05%. Two or three drinks as suggested by that guy would actually just be the same as is legally allowed in England

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    It used be 0.08 but the bunch of wasters dropped it to the EU levels.

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