This is a true story that happened very recently in Lebanon. I changed small details but they don't ruin the global point of the story.
A young female, in her late 20s, was coming back from a party where she had a lot of fun, a bit too fun by sipping one drink too many. The alcohol stream in her blood was above what's permissible legally when it comes to being behind the wheels. That day, she had work, she was happy and she was doing greatly at her job with a great career in the horizon, but at dawn, everything changed.
While driving back, doing over 140-150 km/h, she had an accident by bumping strongly into the car in front of her. The person in the other car died.
Where is she now?
She's under arrest.
She killed someone.
She's behind bars. She may very possibly spend months there. Her workplace, as much as they care for her, how long do you think they will wait for her and not replace her, since work should go on!
A young woman, behind bars. One moment she was having the time of her life, another moment she's behind bars with her future and her career at risk. Moreover she is going to spend a degrading period behind bars. We all know how civil our prisons are. And oh.. she killed a person.
Next time you want to drink my friend, take a cab, or have a designated driver or simply, shut your mouth and don't drink.
About them radars
I think the whole automatic detection of speeding cars radars thing and then sending the ticket home or knowing about it online is stupid, since it defies the fact that we don't want cars to cross the speed limit since we want safe roads, if they're doing over 140 and 150 and know about their tickets days later, how exactly did we make it safe?
We want police cars on all roads, immediately stopping those cars and checking their alcohol