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Like many cases involving injury and death surrounding an accident involving a drunk driver, I get the sneaky suspicion that the driver responsible will not receive an overly stiff sentence if/when convicted on the charges he's facing.

My heart also goes out to the family and I sincerely hope the child recovers without much serious permanent damage, although with a fractured skull and known brain damage, the entire situation looks gloomy at best for now.
 

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People who destroy other people's families should be forced into slave labour by the government, and all wages paid directly to the victims' family.

Throwing this guy into jail for five, ten, even twenty years isn't going to do anything for the victims or their families. Make him clean ditches for the rest of his life, and live in government run housing, with his entire salary supporting those people.
 

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Money don't bring back loved ones. :-( I say put the money into stepping up drinking driving prevention programs such as more roadside checks.
 

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Maybe if there was a chance of being shot in the kneecaps on the side of the road and left to starve/bleed to death would be the best drunk driving program of them all. Alot more efficient than roadside checks. A little closer to justice too.
 

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what about something pro active like allowing people to deduct ALL forms of non personal/private transport; taxi, limo, public transportation, to be tax deductible

reward good behaviour instead of only punishing bad

also make bars responsible for people who drink too much and then drive

belly up to the bar and either hand in your keys or sign a waiver that says you didn't and don't intend to drive from the bar

and just for comparison let's look at how many people die from cigarette smoke each year vs. killed by drunk drivers

and let's not forget those young ya hoos a few months ago that killed that poor taxi driver because they were playing "Need for Speed" with real cars - the outrage should be as great since driving a car at 140 km/hr in the city is tantamount to making the car into a weapon
 

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what about something pro active like allowing people to deduct ALL forms of non personal/private transport; taxi, limo, public transportation, to be tax deductible
Won't stop the alcoholics that NEED to get their car home from the bar.

also make bars responsible for people who drink too much and then drive
They tried this, and it was eventually was challenged in court. Cartenders shouldn't have to be babysitters.

belly up to the bar and either hand in your keys or sign a waiver that says you didn't and don't intend to drive from the bar
Do we really want to move towards a litigious state, where everything requires a lawyer?

and just for comparison let's look at how many people die from cigarette smoke each year vs. killed by drunk drivers
Missing your point here. :confused:

and let's not forget those young ya hoos a few months ago that killed that poor taxi driver because they were playing "Need for Speed" with real cars - the outrage should be as great since driving a car at 140 km/hr in the city is tantamount to making the car into a weapon
Good point. Sending those kids to jail wouldn't have solved anything. Make them indentured slaves to the victim's family for a good...what...10 years?
 

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I'm all for the increased preventative measures: roadside checks, etc.

But stiffer penalties really need to be established. I know that they likely won't be a deterrent, so in that case, these penalties (longer jail time) will keep these morons off the streets and from killing someone else.

Protect society. It's hard to rehabilitate stupidity and selfishness.
 
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