MADD has a vision for Texas drinking laws. On the MADD website you can learn about the “loopholes” in Texas drinking laws. MADD tells us that we will not be safe in the Lone Star State until we have Keg Registration, Anti Plea Bargaining Laws, Mandatory BAC testing of all DEAD drivers, Social Host Liability, lower BAC, and Sobriety Checkpoints.
MADD has lied to us before. They promised that lowering the BAC to .08 would save lives. It didn’t. We have cops wasting time arresting .08 drivers. Drivers who rarely cause fatal accidents. That time is not being spent on .20 drivers, rapists, or finding missing sex offenders.
Keg Registration? What point doest that serve? MADD hates social drinking. No lives will be saved with keg registration. It has nothing to do with DWI.
Anti Plea Bargaining Laws. MADD want to outlaw the practice of changing DWI cases to “Obstructing a Highway” etc. That will lead to less cases being filed, more DWI’s being dismissed, and more weak DWI’s being tried in zero tolerance jurisdictions. If you want to pour cement into the criminal justice system an anti-plea bargaining law is a great start.
Testing the BAC of all dead drivers. Who does MADD think they are? If your loved one has a heart attack and dies in a car what business is that of MADD’s? Disgusting.
Sobriety Checkpoints. A hallmark of the police state. Random, suspicion less searches of the citizenry. MADD loves sobriety checkpoints. Too bad studies show they are a waste of tax dollars.