I drove a brand new A Class when they first came out.
I was gutted.
I have owned Mercedes cars for years and that awful, poorly built pile of pap confirmed that the firm had sold itself down the river.
How could a firm that built the W124 put their name to such a thing?
What does it...
Anything that impairs your ability to react to whatever might happen in front of you has to be a mistake.
Personally, I see it as taking pride in my driving. If it has no impact on the standard of your ability behind the wheel, maybe the problem lies deeper than your choice of beverage...
And my guess would be that is what happens 98% of the time, but then other times, there is something that agrivates the circumstances such that the Cop is inclined to investigate further - which may well be by arresting the person in charge of the vehicle.
I guess the real emotive point of...
Crikey, there seems to have been a sense of humour failure around here today?
So much for chilling out on a Sunday afternoon. (I have to admit I'd rather be watching F1 than the fancy dress run around the City today...).
I don't think it is acceptable to drink a mug of tea and drive a...
The point may be that he was in a private Car Park rather than on a road?
If there was no implied access for the public over night, then the offence may not have been made out (not 100% on Scottish law).
You could well be right. Looking at the Court results, the Cops around here do seem to be inclined to wait until the driver pulls away (with the risks associated with that) rather than making use of the preventative offence. I guess it could be different in other parts of the country.
Not so, see S4 (7) -
For the purpose of arresting a person under the power conferred by subsection (6) above, a constable may enter (if need be by force) any place where that person is or where the constable, with reasonable cause, suspects him to be.
Unfortunately, it's this sort of thread that give t'internet a bad name (deservedly).
If you believed what was written here as fact and a fair representation of all of the facts, you'd be left with no need for solicitors, the CPS, Courts, the press....
Stay away from the Daily Mail! can't...
I understand the sentements, but the evidence is that this is not practical - some folks produce a proportion of alcohol in their breath as a consequence of their digestion and diet.
This shouldn't be about criminalising anyone who does not present any risk to themselves or others.
Each to their own.
I don't think "controlling" the "right" to have a pint and then drive is disproportionate to the impact it has further down the line.
The freedom to ride a scooter or drive a car under 21yrs is a debate for society, the freedom to drink and drive should be a no-brainer...
You make a fair point, but this isn't just simply about enforcement, it is about decent folks knowing that if they have a pint they will be over the limit and so choosing not to.
There will always be the numpties who drink and drive, and indeed without greater enforcement they will require...
Looking at the effect "just one pint" has on all drivers reaction times, judgement and reasoning, I would have no problem with this.
That it brings us into line with the rest of Europe is a sideline issue.
This isn't a "zero" limit, its still more than an airline pilot or train driver is...