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Rep. Hale Defends Drunk Driving

Hits: 14674 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: madest
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Polymath
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 6 Posts
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:18:31 PM
Fuel efficiency is actually distance divided by fuel consumption, but other than that, Davymid sounds spot on. More and more energy/fuel is wasted overcoming friction the faster you go.

Anyway, speeding limits arguably help in that you're better off being in an accident at 50 mph than at 80 mph.

valleybronco
Female, 18-29, Western US
 93 Posts
Monday, April 04, 2011 8:16:58 AM
it appears he might of been alittle drunk himself during this

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:07:47 PM
Heck, the Mercedes-McLaren SLR (top sports car), if driven at maximum speed (over 200 mph), will empty its 21-gallon fuel tank in 19 minutes. True story. Just because you spent less time actually driving =/= less fuel consumed.

There's a good reason why passenger flights do not take place at supersonic speed.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:07:41 PM
One of my history professors was talking about the gas crisis of the 70s and how lawmakers lowered the speed limit because studies showed that cars were less fuel efficient at high speeds. What they didn't account for is the fact if you go slower it takes longer and the situation worsens.

With all due respect, your history professor needs to go back to science class. Fuel efficiency is measured in fuel consumption divided by distance. It just so happens that the most fuel-efficient speed in most vehicles is somewhere around 55-60 mph. If I drive to my grandparents house at 60mph and arrive there in an hour, that's more fuel efficient than driving there at 120mph and arriving in 30 minutes. Because I'll have used more fuel.

obhwfgirl
Female, 18-29, Western US
 584 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:36:40 PM
@sbeelz

One of my history professors was talking about the gas crisis of the 70s and how lawmakers lowered the speed limit because studies showed that cars were less fuel efficient at high speeds. What they didn't account for is the fact if you go slower it takes longer and the situation worsens.

Also, I have a friend who makes frequent trips between our home in Denver to Phoenix. The stretch of road after Colorado Springs through New Mexico and Arizona is empty desert. Most of it is out in the middle of nowhere: no other cars, no buildings, no trees. He takes his car up to 180 miles an hour because there is NOTHING out there. Still, there are traffic cops who only go out that far because they know people speed. It's a disgusting waste of money when they should be patrolling the cities where there is more danger.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:02:18 PM
The point I was making about speed limits, Xpekt, is that they aren't based on safety, they are set unreasonably low in order to guarantee that they will be violated often enough to generate revenue. Driving 80 on an empty highway is not dangerous. Driving 50 in the left lane in traffic that is moving at or above a 55 mph speed limit is dangerous. I'm not blaming cops for enforcing speed laws, I'm blaming legislators for writing traffic laws that make no sense.

n0n
Male, 18-29, Europe
 342 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 3:14:40 PM
in response to the video (because everyone else seems to be jabbering on about cults), i didn't realise the residents of montana couldn't drive without the aid of alcohol.

button_guy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 170 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:49:32 PM
@xiquiripat

Yeah, I'm from Alaska. Largest state and less than a million live here. Hell, Anchorage has about 400,000 people in it. Almost half the populace in one city. It's nice to have an urban area like that, then all you do is drive an hour in either direction and you're in a national park. Sucks it's winter about eight months out of the year though. Snows just starting to melt in Anchorage. Montana looks pretty sweet though.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:14:29 PM
Run a night bus that sets off at this leaving time and drops people near their homes.

More employment for bus drivers, more communal cameraderie on the trip home to bring the community even closer, less drink-driving. Everyone wins.

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 10:02:21 AM
@TIMES: Well I had the distinct privilege of living near Elizabeth Clair Prophet's CUT compound when I went to school in Gardiner. One of those wackos pulled a gun on my mom, so all the locals from the bars went out into the hills and started taking pot shots at them. Good times. Yep, Prophet was a weird one. Neo-pagan apocalyptic gibbering . The usual. They spent millions of dollars buying up land in southwest Montana to build fallout shelters which you can still find scattered all over the place. And, just like most crazy stuff in Montana, it came here from somewhere else.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 1:01:54 AM
davymid- no. You know how he's talkin about "small taverns" bringing "small towns" together? The town up there are too small in most of the state to warrant a taxi service.

Yep, I hear that. Good point well made. I can see where things are different there. Didn't fully appreciate how big a space Montana was.

TIMESWORDSMN
Male, 13-17, Western US
 304 Posts
Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:58:40 AM
@xiquiripat,
As far as I've heard, there was only that one cult in Rudyard, and they beat it years ago.
The part about the crazies is true though, we have our fair share of those.
Also, hears something neat, I probably know you!
Fourth largest state and only about a million people live here!

bastrid
Female, 30-39, Western US
 47 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:48:07 PM
xiquiripat, I'm from Montucky too. Have you noticed that a lot of the crazies come from Illinois?

handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 8:52:07 PM
Oh yeah Bubba! Well for me to party in Honolulu I have to swim, fly or ride a boat 200 miles in ocean shark infested waters. Take that.

BTW I didn't know you could pass laws while giving a drunk diatribe in Montana? Someone check his water glass.

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:51:23 PM
Also I remember the golden days when there were no speed limits.

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:48:58 PM
Woo... I live in Montana. It's great, I practically have an entire mountain as my backyard and no stupid neighbors to bother me. The downside is that cults and crazies like to move here too.

Ogen
Male, 18-29, Western US
 445 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 4:44:48 PM
Maybe they need to instead of not making DUI laws, make ways available to the bar and back from the bar after a long night drinking without driving.

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:37:01 PM
tn11... you are right on with your description of the Big Sky Country.

If some of you haven't been out west, you should take a trip and see the wide open spaces.

Montana is only slightly smaller than California but only has a population of less than one million compared to California's 37 million. With a 1/4 of those million Montanans living in 5 or 6 of the largest cities. Lots of land, not a lot of people.

A beautiful State.

tn11
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1601 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 2:45:42 PM
davymid- no. You know how he's talkin about "small taverns" bringing "small towns" together? The town up there are too small in most of the state to warrant a taxi service.



Its population is 989,000 people, spread accross 150,000 mi^2. It really is desolate in most of the state, with little or no inhabitation for miles and miles, then little towns cropping up. I mean their representative was wearing a string bow-tie. There used to be no speed limit laws in half the state because they just could no enforce it.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24738 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 2:32:46 PM
stupid

Flying_cow_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 120 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 1:51:13 PM
Wow, this one takes the cake. A politician trying to use sanity and reason against the money making machine and half the ppl condemn him for it...I think it's messed up that if I got to a bar and have a few drinks that I can be arrested driving home reguardless of my ability to drive, instead it's based on a blood alcohol level. Nope, you can't let a man who's had a few drive, (reguardless of wether he's intoxicated or not), but a woman can drive...what's this world coming to.

Fleaman1797
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 719 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 12:18:24 PM
Boy, you try to take the hooch out of the drunks and they get REALLY pissy! seriously. stay the drat home and drink. if you dont want a DUI CALL A TAXI! if your gonna pay the extra price on every goddamn drink you buy, you should pay for the taxi too. and if its a (small community) it shouldnt be a large taxi bill. just a good way to keep you drunk bastards from killing MY Family!

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 12:07:22 PM
"And I'll guarantee you, there's only two ways to get there: Either you hitchhike, or you drive"

What, you don't have taxis in Montana?

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4274 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 12:05:51 PM
yeah, how you suppposed to hang out with ya buddies if you cant drive to the bar?

Mckinneysgay
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 153 Posts
Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:19:53 AM
420foy...f u ck you

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