Pubdate: Fri, 17 Nov 2006
Source: Cambridge Times (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 Fairway Newspaper Group
Author: Dean Woods


I agree with making the roads a safer place for all, but Prime
Minister Stephen Harper's recent announcement on drug driving takes
the cake.

Cannabis stays in the blood for up to 28 days after using or being
exposed as second-hand smoke. How will the police determine whether
the driver was exposed or an actual user?

My son is a snowboarder, does not smoke the stuff but his friends do.
He is often around them and is exposed. Will he lose his licence? On
another note, does this government plan on charging the impaired
drivers doped up on doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals such as Tylenol
with codeine, or over-the-counter NyQuil?

An impaired driver is an impaired driver regardless of what drug they
took. How many people die each year in Canada due to drug driving?
Maybe 10-20 people?

More than 45,000 people die each year because of government-sponsored
cigarettes. Let's get our priorities straight and invest our tax
dollars where it matters. Outlaw cigarettes.

Dean Woods,

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