Sources: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, via PopSci
quote: To say it is a waste is to say there is a better alternative.
quote: All in all this system is so weak it can never be implemented. And if it were, and data taken from it could never be used in a court due to all the variables involved.
quote: Even if the system has a 90% false positive rate, that's still a hell of an improvement over random checks.
quote: So lets falsely pull over 90 people to catch 10 drunk drivers? Just...omg, seriously shut up.
quote: Are you against preventing all those deaths?
quote: In this case, any weenie willing to give up freedoms and be laser detected as you drive around should be... Only have it be a personal detector on thier own damn car and have it online with the police at all times so they can know where you are what you ate and drank and if you have gas. - See more at: http://www.dailytech.com/Article.aspx?newsid=35040...
quote: A laser making such checkpoints more efficient by stopping 90% fewer people to catch the same number of drunk drivers is unequivocally a good thing.
quote: You're pulled over, and your guilt is determined by the breathalyzer. If the breathalyzer test passes or if the machine doesn't work, you're presumed innocent. It does nothing but weed out needless stops. That's it.
quote: I wouldn't be surprised if some of your responses were made while driving you self righteous prick.
quote: Oh spare me this freedom nonsense. Driving is a privilege, not a right.
quote: If so, then I hope you or someone you love gets hurt by a drunk driver that never went through a checkpoint.
quote: THERE ARE NO FREEDOMS OR RIGHTS BEING INFRINGED HERE. -
quote: I have a hard time believing even 1% of people would agree that moronic statement, and dare a single other DT member support that.
quote: I wouldn't - not unless it was shown to reduce drunk driving even more than the current police spot check blitz programs.
quote: First of all, AC circulates air too slowly to render the system useless.
quote: You have less than a 1% chance of being caught driving drunk.
quote: There's is no possible way you can state that blasting air on your face from a maxed out AC car fan won't effect the readings of this. You are pulling that out of your ass!
quote: And this laser *might* raise that to 2% or even 4%.*golfclap*
quote: Why do you assume you need to exchange ALL the air in your car to defeat this thing?
quote: Don't know about where RC lives, but everywhere I have lived they advertise DUI Checkpoints ahead of time and they are easy to avoid because of that.
quote: Frankly the whole research stream was a huge waste of somebody's money.
quote: We're getting dangerously close to getting a chip implant and then they'll know everything you are doing
quote: Just curious, why are you against unmanned red light cameras? False positives?
quote: This is all hypothetical anyway because the system has serious fundamental flaws that cannot be overcome.
quote: I'd hardly call the majority of our police "paramilitary troops".
quote: Detecting drunk drivers isn't our problem anyway. Our problem is inadequate PROSECUTION of drunk drivers.
quote: If we can't deter them, then detecting drunk drivers very much is the problem.
quote: That's like saying nobody speeds anymore because police employ lasers and radars and cameras and etc etc on the highways...
quote: All I know is every time I hear about some drunk driver killing someone, it's later revealed he/she had a history with previous instances of drunk driving violations.
quote: and laser enforcement will help catch drunk drivers.
quote: We need to stop treating drunk driving as this "well you know, people make mistakes, he thought he was fine to drive. Give him a chance bla bla", and treat it for what it is!
quote: How much do you want to bet? You're talking about a THEORY as if it's fact....