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(Sun Sentinel)   Florida police department will give people $100 for every drunk driver they report. What could go wrong?   ( divider line
    More: Florida, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Palm Beach County  
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2012-12-31 04:12:01 PM  
2 votes:
Has this program ever snagged a drunken cop?
2012-12-31 11:42:41 AM  
2 votes:
1.  Sit in a bar, observe patrons, report them as they leave, profit.
2.  Find out where your ex likes to party, call it in as she's leaving, Shadenfreude + profit.

All reports are required to be by text message.
Really, is it smart to encourage vigilante wannabes to drive around talking on cell phones in the wee hours when everybody is drunk?
2013-01-01 03:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
I was a kid when the cold war was going on. And I remember asking just what was so darn evil about those Russian commies.

One of the reasons i was given was that in the soviet union, citizens were encouraged to spy on eachother to root out ner-do-wells

I remember thinking what a horribly paranoid culture that must breed & boy was i glad i didnt live there.
2012-12-31 10:02:33 PM  
1 vote:

Oldiron_79: vodka: Are drunk driving accidents actually more common on New Years?

Decades ago when I was researching motorcycle accidents I seem to remember that drunk driving accidents on New Years were much less common than other times of the year.

Well January is the middle of fracking winter. Most people north of like I-10 aren't riding then.

2012-12-31 06:51:40 PM  
1 vote:
So basically, drink all you want.

When you're ready to go home, you and friends text the local patrol about "some drunks a few miles away".

It's like creating your own diversion!
2012-12-31 06:05:57 PM  
1 vote:
In some states, not sure about Florida, a person making 50k per year or less will have their lives ruined by a DUI. Pretty awful until 100k. Not sure after that.
Plus the traffic officer is the angriest SOB on the force. If you bother him enough to pull someone over, he is going to make sure tickets are written if he cannot take someone to jail.
If someone is a danger, then it is always worth saving lives, and no reward is needed.

Plus the person who calls to get paid is usually a jerk. There is just no argument that leads me to think this is a good idea.
2012-12-31 05:44:51 PM  
1 vote:
I'm in total agreement with incentivizing the public to do the work of police. I don't have time to take part in this program, though, as I'm off to King's Landing to present my latest dwarf head.
2012-12-31 04:02:12 PM  
1 vote:

fluffy2097: /It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0

If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>
2012-12-31 03:58:13 PM  
1 vote:
shiat I could sit outside a bar and report 2 or 3 people a day. Probably more. That could be a pretty good income.
2012-12-31 12:46:36 PM  
1 vote:
If you're gonna snitch, you better be sure you don't have so much an overdue library book.

Like all their other snitch programs, they run a background check on you first.
2012-12-31 12:09:20 PM  
1 vote:
Gotta spend money to make money, boys.
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