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Inebriated driving vs. Getting into the car with someone who is inebriated

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Temper Tantrum, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    I used the term inebriated because being under the influence of any sort of conscious-altering substance is too me inebriated driving. Wether it's coming down of E, while high on pot, after a few too many beers, or just on a lot of cough syrup...the subject of drunk driving has been discussed on this board all ready to a wide extent

    Over noodles and sake tonight my good friend Julia raised a very valid point. While many of us are strictly -against- driving while udner the influence how many of us (myself included) have gotten into the car with someone who is under the influence of something?

    It could be argued that while not getting behind the wheel of the car yourself then yuor NOT risking the lives of other people because YOUR not the one driving, your only risking your own life...However, Julia pointed out to me that if one is so strictly morally against drunk driving (or whatever) don't they have a responsibility a) from stopping their friend from driving in such a state and b) from getting in the car, because that's saying 'well it's alright as long as I'm not the one doing it'?

    I just wanted to toss this question out there, too see what people's thoughts weer

  2. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    for me... it depends on who's driving and what they're on. I trust most of my friends to drive while stoned on pot. Drunk... no. I won't get into a car if the driver has been drinking and is showing signs of being 'tipsy'. Stoned..... for some reason... it doesn't bother me.

    Any type of chems.... I'd have to say no... except coke. I don't do it.... but I'd let someone on coke drive me to the store for chips. [​IMG] Even better..... driving stoned to go to the store for coke.

    It's one of those things that you do guilt free until something happens.... but then it's too late. Sorta like eating an entire container of veggie dip on its own.

    The moral of the story.... if your gonna get fucked up... invest in a pair of sunglasses and some bus tickets.

  3. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member

    Neither one is a particularly good idea.
  4. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    Oddly enough I had this exact conversation on Friday night. I will drive with friends who are over .08 but can still manage their car. If somebody is truly drunk I"ll make my own way home.
    If I'm over .08 but could still drive I won't because I'm afraid of getting busted.

  5. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

  6. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    I drive.
  7. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Once they are that drunk, how can you really make that assessment? "Over .08 but can still manage their car" - what, do you have them run a course in the parking lot before you get in?

    There's only one thing worse than a drunk driver - someone who _lets_ them drive drunk, and worse still who gets in the car with that person behind the wheel. There is absolutely no reason this should happen.

    * drunk: under the influence of anything that impairs your ability to control a motor vehicle.
  8. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    A)Yeah you do. Even if you have to grab your friend and drag him to a cab! It's not that one has to do it, it's not even about morals, it's just logical and ..he/she is your friend right?

    b)This is a toughy, and it's up to you to decide how the drunk the driver is. A point was made up above about not getting into the car if the person was over say .08 (whatever) If you don't think whoever is too drunk...then ya gotta do what you gotta do. I personally wouldn't.
  9. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    There's a difference between somebody who had 4 beers quickly and is just over .08 as opposed to somebody who's been drinking heavy but took a break to get back down to just over .08.

  10. Lurch

    Lurch TRIBE Member

    This thread is damn familiar [​IMG]

    From the Minister of copycat threads [​IMG]
  11. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    I think if you take the ride your condoning the behaviour.
  12. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Man, touchy subject since I think most of us have been guilty of this crime.

    Sometimes when you get all idiotic, you're so passive and you just trust whoever is driving. You think Fuck, I just wanna get in a warm car and go home Which is bad.

    I'm ALWAYS the one to ask "Are you okay to drive? Are you sure?" like those annoying characters in after-school specials. I sometimes do it to the point of being a lameass or annoying but I rather annoy someone than have my head split open by another car's fender.

    But I am surprised that most of the times I've done this, I've gotten annoyed looks from the other passengers because I'm sure they don't feel like sitting around for an hour to wait for the driver to sober up.

    Which pisses me off. I'm sorry if I don't want to be sitting in a hospital room with your blood and organ remnants on my coat.

    It's a nasty thought but it's reality.
  13. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    I believe in human instincts. I say if one even feel an ounce of fear or worry, one should voice it.

    You have nothing to lose but your life.

    *the message has been brought to you by Madd*

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