View Full Version : Open Containers of they Boozy Kind
03-23-2001, 01:57 PM
Texas is considering banning open containers in cars. An irrate denizen of my fair city wrote a letter to the editor of our only newspaper complaining that this would restirct his right to be a designated driver for his boozed up friends.
Am I missing something in the logic here? Could this have been sarcasm or am I overestimating my peers?
03-23-2001, 05:21 PM
I think what the writer of the letter was getting at is, as long as s/he's not drinking and driving, why can't the passengers be drinking? After all, they aren't the ones operating a motor vehicle. We (in Mn) already have the law. Just to play it safe, if I'm transporting alcohol (which I have no business doing, considering I'm not old enough to drink) I keep it in the trunk.
03-23-2001, 05:33 PM
I thought that was already illegal everywhere. Guess I'm wrong. Oh well. I don't see a problem with it.
03-23-2001, 07:29 PM
I think the idea is, when they're pulling over Jim-Bob he can't just pass his Lone Star over to Cletus and say "Just say it's yours." I thought it was illegal everywhere, too.
Must say, though, Dallas drivers seemed the most polite I've seen.
(OK, compare them to NY, Washington, Boston, California, etc, ANYONE seems polite)
03-23-2001, 07:38 PM
I don't know...Louisiana has drive-thru daquiri stores :)
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