Quakertown students: Require ignition...

Quakertown students: Require ignition locks for more DUI offenders

There are 28 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 15, 2008, titled Quakertown students: Require ignition locks for more DUI offenders. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

About 15 middle and high school students testified today before the state House Republican Policy committee for transportation.

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mcm

Telford, PA

#1 May 15, 2008
kuddos to a12 year old for taking action!!!
Viet Vet

Bethlehem, PA

#2 May 15, 2008
It's just a shame that the kids would probably think of some way to by-pass the interlock- say have someone else blow into the tube. There should be fingerprint identifier interlocks as well.
I hope it saves just one kid and it will be worth it.
meme

AOL

#3 May 15, 2008
Can't someone else just blow into it?
Bucks County Resident

Somerville, NJ

#4 May 15, 2008
Viet Vet wrote:
It's just a shame that the kids would probably think of some way to by-pass the interlock- say have someone else blow into the tube. There should be fingerprint identifier interlocks as well.
I hope it saves just one kid and it will be worth it.
Then couldn't your passenger just put his finger on it as well?

Since: Mar 07

Macungie, PA

#5 May 15, 2008
Since one DUI does not suggest a "pattern" of abuse, I'd be in-favor of an Interlock Requirement for TWO-Time offenders, but not First-Timers.
meme

AOL

#6 May 15, 2008
Viet Vet wrote:
It's just a shame that the kids would probably think of some way to by-pass the interlock- say have someone else blow into the tube. There should be fingerprint identifier interlocks as well.
I hope it saves just one kid and it will be worth it.
A fingerprint identifier. That's a great idea.
DOUBLE STANDARD

Whitehall, PA

#7 May 15, 2008
Come on! This is crazy!! It's a dark day when I agree with Dennis Mac but he's right. This is an extreme step and should only be done once you have proven a pattern of driving drunk. For me that starts with your second conviction. This is overkill and political pandering at it's worst.
MADD

Kintnersville, PA

#8 May 15, 2008
All it takes is ONE DUI to kill some one. It's not only a great idea, its a shame its not law already.
memyselfandi

Allentown, PA

#9 May 15, 2008
If someone is in the car that is not under the influence (to blow into the device) then why wouldn't that person simply drive the car as well?

And, if someone blows into it so a drunk person can drive the car, they are just as liable.

Another side note on these devices.. early on, a person could blow into it, let their car run and go into a bar and drink. They fixed that "bug" and it now prompts after a certain period of time for a re-test. If you don't retest, it wil shut the car down.
Tony E

Bridgewater, NJ

#10 May 15, 2008
Gotta hand it to the Republicans lol. They take the advice of a 12 year old. Wow if that doesn't say anything about the idiocy in that party, I'm not sure what else does. What does some 12 year old kid have to do with DUI's? Are his mommy and daddy drunkards? The law is just fine the way it is. NOT EVERYONE who gets a DUI is a problem drinker. ONLY drunks need to have this machine installed. AND those drunks are the ones who will get a 2nd, 3rd DUI. Idiots I tell u!
The eye

Allentown, PA

#11 May 15, 2008
Umm college degree in d.u.i.
PEDESTRIAN

Bristol, PA

#12 May 15, 2008
DUI offenders should be required to volunteer at Good Shepherd and lose their licenses - after they get out of jail.
congratulations

Bethlehem, PA

#13 May 15, 2008
Idiots? You are the idiot. It only takes ONE DUI to kill someone. Not 2 or 3. The idea is a great. The one who committed the crime is the one who pays for the device to be installed, not the tax payers just in case you were wondering.
And by the way. It's called a DUI for a reason. Because the person driving was DRUNK. So your whole statement makes absolutely no sense at all. Idiot!

Since: Feb 07

Mohrsville, PA

#14 May 15, 2008
MADD wrote:
All it takes is ONE DUI to kill some one. It's not only a great idea, its a shame its not law already.
I agree!!!!
whj

Penns Grove, NJ

#15 May 15, 2008
congratulations wrote:
Idiots? You are the idiot. It only takes ONE DUI to kill someone. Not 2 or 3. The idea is a great. The one who committed the crime is the one who pays for the device to be installed, not the tax payers just in case you were wondering.
And by the way. It's called a DUI for a reason. Because the person driving was DRUNK. So your whole statement makes absolutely no sense at all. Idiot!
So if it only takes one DUI to kill someone, what good is the device after the fact? The bill is to impose the breather after a first DUI conviction. What is the point?
LocalMom

Springfield, PA

#16 May 15, 2008
whj wrote:
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So if it only takes one DUI to kill someone, what good is the device after the fact? The bill is to impose the breather after a first DUI conviction. What is the point?
Any measures taken to reduce the number of people who drive drunk is a step in the right direction.
First time offenders are no better than an avid drinker. Either way, you are putting lives in danger by getting behind the wheel and it needs to stop!
John

Schnecksville, PA

#17 May 15, 2008
The idea wont pass. Our local politicians don't want to be seen driving around blowing into a tube in their dashboards.
john

Bally, PA

#18 May 15, 2008
Anything to get the drunks off the road sounds like a good idea to me. And yes, first time offenders included. The second time, it may just be me that gets killed by some fool under the influence. Taking their license away does nothing.
Sane One

Phillipsburg, NJ

#19 May 15, 2008
What about a device to check for idiot drivers. There are a LOT more jackasses on the road than drunks. Running red lights and stop signs, no turn signals, pulling out or cutting in front of someone, just plain stupidity and selfishness cause more deaths than drunks.

Since: Mar 07

Macungie, PA

#20 May 15, 2008
MADD wrote:
All it takes is ONE DUI to kill some one. It's not only a great idea, its a shame its not law already.

According to your reckoning then, EVERYONE - even those who have never had a DUI, should be subjected to this idiotic proposal.

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