Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
Politics aside; the purpose of that study was to determine how many drunk drivers are on the road. Drunk drivers tend to try to not get caught, and police officers don't pull over sober drivers who aren't violating traffic laws (er... well not always). So, say you've had a drink or two. You aren't drunk, but surely there's that thought that maybe, possibly, sort of, potentially you're over the limit. Or at the very least, you'd rather be on your way. A bunch of uniformed police officers with flashing lights ask you for a voluntary, anonymous blood sample? Yeah, right. Scientific research is supposed to be done with as little uncontrolled variables as possible. There are so many flaws in this 'study'! A simple, anonymous research study asking your height, weight, age; and how frequently you drive after drinking any amount of alcohol and how much alcohol that is (even if it's one glass of wine or whatever). You can then accurately estimate their blood alcohol level AND get genuine responses, because you aren't a police officer, and you aren't pulling them over mid drive. And on their lunch brake? Most drunk drivers are in the wee hours of the morning; how many drunk commuters are they going to find in the middle of the day? This sounds like a HORRIBLE study that is very flawed.
If they are paying $50 for blood how about paying $50 for a quart for blood to give to the nearly-always short blood banks.
Also; and this is as political as you're going to get out of me- but nothing to hide doesn't mean I consent to search! I don't have anything illegal in my home but you'd need a warrant to come in. Not trying to be a pain in the butt; but it's my home and it's a pretty big inconvenience to have a bunch of strangers rifling through my belongings wasting their time. Same with invasive and uncomfortable things like a blood sample or DNA swab. Just my $0.02. Always amazes me watching COPS (the TV show) and watching people WITH something to hide consenting to search because they think it'll help them get away with it somehow? It's 10 at night, you've got crack in your purse; as much as I want you to get busted- how dumb do you have to be to consent to search in that situation? Ask for a warrant (Or say nothing at all and if the officer searches anyway without first arresting you then any public defender can get that thrown out). Yes, the officer will probably just arrest you and search anyway; but what is gonna happen if he finds the crack? LOL!
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
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2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
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Last edited by Romans5.8; 11-21-2013 at 02:21 PM.