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How many times have you been breathalysed in the past ten years?
Poll ended at Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:43
Never 72%  72%  [ 23 ]
Once 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Twice 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Three times 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Four times 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Between five and nine times 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Ten or more times 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 32
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PeterE wrote:
So in this instance it certainly can't be said that soft drinks are as dear as, or dearer than, alcoholic ones.

doesn't the coke work out to be the same price as the hydes per pint?


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PeterE wrote:
So in this instance it certainly can't be said that soft drinks are as dear as, or dearer than, alcoholic ones.

doesn't the coke work out to be the same price as the hydes per pint?

Yes, roughly, but a fair comparison has to be in terms of quantities typically purchased. Otherwise it could be said that soft drinks are hugely cheaper than wine or spirits.

Those choosing soft drinks don't usually match beer drinkers pint for pint.

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PeterE wrote:
Those choosing soft drinks don't usually match beer drinkers pint for pint.

nothing quite like 6 pints of coke to get you bouncing off the walls :lol:


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johnsher wrote:
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Those choosing soft drinks don't usually match beer drinkers pint for pint.

nothing quite like 6 pints of coke to get you bouncing off the walls :lol:

Ah, we need a zero caffeine limit, then :twisted:

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PeterE am very envious, wish soft drinks were that cheap down here !!

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PeterE wrote:
This is the North, of course - some of you Southerners might be a bit envious :P


Come a bit further north and you can get bitter for 99p, lager(Fosters) for £1.25 and even Stella is only £1.55. That was in a town centre chain pub until recently - not been for awhile though - and had the local pubs up in arms. Soft drinks on the other hand were typically about £1.50. I agree tough that the price of soft drinks has very little baring on drink-driving. Price is largely irrelvent it's people attitutes(and possibly to a certain extent social norms) that makes them feel somehow inferior or strange if they are only drinking soft drinks in a pub, especially when not having a meal.

While it goes without saying that drink-driving is a stupid and reckless activity I wouldn't call for zero tolerence since a small limit gives a bit of lee-way for the morning after.


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Over here you'll get stopped at a roadblock for driving on the road usually. They then usually carry out breath tests, check tyres, lights, that kind of thing. They don't need a reason to stop you over here, other than 'Oh we want to check your car'.

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