MADD holds South Georgia Sunday meeting

MADD holds South Georgia Sunday meeting

There are 9 comments on the WALB-TV Albany story from Apr 20, 2010, titled MADD holds South Georgia Sunday meeting. In it, WALB-TV Albany reports that:

South Georgia MADD Chapter members will meet on Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. at Western-Sizzlin Restaurant, on 4th Street at I-75 Exit 39 in Adel.

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Not MyFreedom

Snellville, GA

#1 Apr 20, 2010
MADD -- Just another organization who is interested in making other's behavior more in parallel with their own. It once started as getting drunks off the road but has led the effort to abolish alcohol altogether. Do not donate your time and money to those who want to legislate for their definition of behavor. Do not help take the free out of freedom! They should join the Amish community and leave rugged Americans alone.
if you only knew

United States

#2 Apr 20, 2010
You know, if you only knew what it feels like to have someone you love taken away because of someone's stupidity in drinking and then getting behind the wheel, you wouldn't be posting nonsense about MADD. I know what it feels like. In February of 2009, I lost a very dear friend because a woman thought she had the right to drink so much she was THREE TIMES the legal limit. She got behind the wheel and hit him head-on. It killed them both. There is not a day that I don't think about and miss my friend. I support MADD's efforts and always will. I just hope that you never have to see it from the other side, my friend. I wouldn't wish the pain on anyone.
NotMyFreedom

Snellville, GA

#3 Apr 22, 2010
Just where are you promised eternal life here on earth. Your loss gets no sympathy or support from me to take freedoms away from all the people. Sex kills more people than alcohol. I could go on forever. Your sympathy laws only takes away peoples freedom. The person who killed your friend made the decision to drink excessively. Why are you blaming alcohol? It is like blaming the gun! When will you socialist people leave freedom alone?
Salt

Atlanta, GA

#4 Apr 23, 2010
NotMyFreedom wrote:
Just where are you promised eternal life here on earth. Your loss gets no sympathy or support from me to take freedoms away from all the people. Sex kills more people than alcohol. I could go on forever. Your sympathy laws only takes away peoples freedom. The person who killed your friend made the decision to drink excessively. Why are you blaming alcohol? It is like blaming the gun! When will you socialist people leave freedom alone?
dang, while i agree about taking my freedoms have a little sympathy, what if it were your child, brother,sister,parent or friend you would want something to change also!
Carol Moore_ Lakeland_ GA

Elko, GA

#5 Jul 12, 2010
Not MyFreedom wrote:
MADD -- Just another organization who is interested in making other's behavior more in parallel with their own. It once started as getting drunks off the road but has led the effort to abolish alcohol altogether. Do not donate your time and money to those who want to legislate for their definition of behavor. Do not help take the free out of freedom! They should join the Amish community and leave rugged Americans alone.
If you are going to write about MADD goals, please write accurately.
MADD says nothing about having a right to drink alcohol unless you are speaking about a minor under the legal age of 21. MADD does work to educate and discourage someone who has consumed enough alcohol to test .08 Blood Alcohol Level from ever getting behind the wheel of a car or other vehicle while under the influence. It's that simple!
A person has the right to risk his or her own life when making the decision to Drive Under the Influence, but that right ends when it keeps someone else from having the right to drive and have a safe trip.
All it takes is a few seconds of reaction time error to cause an accident. Why would you want to encourage yourself or others to risk his or her own life or the life of someone else while driving impaired?
I became a MADD Community Action Site volunteer immediately following the loss of my brother-in-law on June 26, 2009. The police report states that the driver had a Blood Alcohol Level almost three times the state legal limit and registered marijuana use. In a matter of a .5-3 minute reaction error, the driver rolled over the foot of one pedestrian, killed two, and then turned back out into traffic rear-ending the car in front damaging that vehicle and injuring that driver.
That driver is now facing 34 years in jail, major legal fees, loss of personal property, probable loss of a spouse who may not wait through the jail term, etc. Is imbibing to the point of having a .08 Blood Alcohol Level worth the risk of injuring oneself or others? Research shows that the more times that an individual takes that risk, the more likely it is that that impaired driver will injure of kill his or her self, or another person.
If you are working to justify your own regular abuse of alcohol or other substance, please save your time energy and effort. Itís not what MADD wants, itís state law and national law because a continuing series of consistent documented events have evidenced that driving under the influence leads to property damage, injury and death.
AMEN

United States

#6 Jul 12, 2010
Carol Moore_ Lakeland_ GA wrote:
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If you are going to write about MADD goals, please write accurately.
MADD says nothing about having a right to drink alcohol unless you are speaking about a minor under the legal age of 21. MADD does work to educate and discourage someone who has consumed enough alcohol to test .08 Blood Alcohol Level from ever getting behind the wheel of a car or other vehicle while under the influence. It's that simple!
A person has the right to risk his or her own life when making the decision to Drive Under the Influence, but that right ends when it keeps someone else from having the right to drive and have a safe trip.
All it takes is a few seconds of reaction time error to cause an accident. Why would you want to encourage yourself or others to risk his or her own life or the life of someone else while driving impaired?
I became a MADD Community Action Site volunteer immediately following the loss of my brother-in-law on June 26, 2009. The police report states that the driver had a Blood Alcohol Level almost three times the state legal limit and registered marijuana use. In a matter of a .5-3 minute reaction error, the driver rolled over the foot of one pedestrian, killed two, and then turned back out into traffic rear-ending the car in front damaging that vehicle and injuring that driver.
That driver is now facing 34 years in jail, major legal fees, loss of personal property, probable loss of a spouse who may not wait through the jail term, etc. Is imbibing to the point of having a .08 Blood Alcohol Level worth the risk of injuring oneself or others? Research shows that the more times that an individual takes that risk, the more likely it is that that impaired driver will injure of kill his or her self, or another person.
If you are working to justify your own regular abuse of alcohol or other substance, please save your time energy and effort. Itís not what MADD wants, itís state law and national law because a continuing series of consistent documented events have evidenced that driving under the influence leads to property damage, injury and death.
I couldn't agree with you more! I too lost someone very special to me because someone made the very selfish decision to drink and drive. She registered .30 and not only lost her own life, but we lost a very special young man as well. Not a day goes by that we don't think about him and mourn his loss. We wonder what he could have become, who he would have married, how many kids he would have had. But now we'll never know.

If you want to drink, by all means, have at it! Just please do us all a favor and let someone else drive after you've had the alcohol. One day it could be YOU who loses someone you love and are on the other side of things. Or it could be YOU who kills an innocent person. Ask yourself... could you live with that choice?
HUH

Cowarts, AL

#7 Jul 13, 2010
I bet the person who started this get deliriously drunk every night and rides on our local roads. Only someone who cant live without alcohol would start a thread such as this. Ignorance abounds. Too bad you can't cure stupid!
NotMy Freedom

Snellville, GA

#8 Jul 14, 2010
"All it takes is a few seconds of reaction time error to cause an accident. Why would you want to encourage yourself or others to risk his or her own life or the life of someone else while driving impaired?"

Tell me about the experiments that determined reaction times. I know a little about this. They take athelete who does not drink or drink very seldom and pour alcohol into them. That is halarious! Our constitution was written while drinking a pint of ale. You want a sympathy law because you want sympathy for your loss. How repugnant! The .08 limit is a farse anyway. The reaction time is a farse too because that is what they use to determine if you can have one beer or two. The limit is so stern one can smell alcohol and get arrested. Those who drink build a level of tolerance and will not lose reaction time. Of course this will not make any difference to you because you are sad. Someone must pay for your pain. Instead of punishing the one who did it you want to punish alcohol and everyone who uses it. It is a liberal ploy to control behavior. I rather be in the car with a person who dranked three beers than drive by you using the cell phone.
the mechanic

Mount Pleasant, IA

#9 Jul 14, 2010
LOL I DRINK TO THAT.....:)

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