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    No sympathy.
    I think the punishments are inconsistent though. A friend got done high range no licence for 18 months and a huge fine.
    However I also know 2 p players who got done 3 months and a little fine.
    What I don't understand is open licence some room for poor judgement (obviously not for high range). Yet a p player who was meant to have zero barely gets anything. Zero is zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    not everybody lives in places with public transport.
    Then they shouldnt put themselves in a position where they cant get home safely.


    I dont feel sorry for persons being getting caught the first time, it should be a wake-up call, i have had a drink even if im DD but at the start of night where i know i have a few hours for it to leave my system. Or if i decide i want to drink, i would just leave my car until morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    not everybody lives in places with public transport.
    Then don't drink. Simple.

    OP, I wouldn't feel sorry for them. Drink Driving is a careless and reckless thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kri5tina View Post
    I think the punishments are inconsistent though.
    I agree. It should be equal for speeding, hooning and drink driving IMO. Drink drivers seem to get lighter sentences than the other two.

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    I do, depending on the circumstance.

    I feel sorry for anyone who makes a stupid decision that they wouldn't have made sober.

    I feel sorry for anyone who ends up doing something tragic and life altering that they have to live with forever.

    I feel sorry for someone who thinks they are doing the right thing, and gets it wrong (e.g., misjudges it the morning after).

    I don't feel sorry for someone who takes an "I don't care - I'm gonna do it" attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakois View Post
    Then don't drink. Simple.

    so bwcause i live in a place where the nearest public transport is 120klms away im not allowed to drink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    so bwcause i live in a place where the nearest public transport is 120klms away im not allowed to drink?
    No one is saying you can't drink, just that if you do organise another way to get home safely, like with a sober friend!

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    My mums friend almost got liked by a drink driver 19 years ago and her 2 year old was in the car. Mum friend had to spend months in hospital away from dd and 19 years on she can still only walk a short distance, can't move one of her arms.
    My husband also has a friend who has been in a wheel chair since he was 21 because his best friend driving easy drunk, the driver died but the passenger was left unable to walk and still has to habeas surgery every year he's now 40.

    Its shocking to see what happens when people make selfish decisions. I have no sympathy, YOU know how much you have had to drink don't ruin lives by driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    not everybody lives in places with public transport.
    Then go out in a group and have a designated driver. We use to do this when we were living on a military base quite a distance from the nearest town, everyone with a license took turns being the designated Dave or we all pitched in for a taxi, it was expensive but each put in $20 and it was paid for. Living in the sticks is not an excuse to drink drive it just means you need to be more organized if you chose to drink.The one person I know who chose to drink drive back to base wrapped her car around a telephone pole and was lucky to get out of it alive, once she had recovered she went to rehab and then got kicked out of the ADF.

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