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Posted: 8/23/2005 12:04:04 PM EDT
Just saw on Fox about Volvo testing a breathalyzer in a car.When you fasten seat belt you blow and either get a green light or no go.I personally think its a good idea,and yes I drink quite frequently but I dont drink and drive or at least I try not to.

They said there where 43,000 fatalities in 2003 to DUI.Why arent people protesting that down in Crawford,TX??????

Makes the casualties in Iraq seem like chump change.What do Arfcommers think???

I am curious
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:06:49 PM EDT
Lame.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:07:20 PM EDT

I hate drunk drivers with a vengeance - but I do not want one more fucking electronic doo-dad in my car that can BREAK, and leave me stranded somewhere, because a faulty fuse/chip makes the cars CPU think I am drunk - when I really need to get to the airport or something.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:08:33 PM EDT
Well, I now know that I'll never own a Volvo. How is that for an answer?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:27:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:31:04 PM EDT
Not being a drinker, I would not want to pay extra for a device that I will never need. Anyone ever busted for drunk driving though should be forced to install one in their vehicle.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:32:48 PM EDT
It might as well have sensors to detect if drugs are in the car as well, wouldn't want smuggling to go along with it, and gun powder too.

The idea sucks, the same people that want that, favor OnStar.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:40:07 PM EDT
And the march toward a socialist nanny-state continues...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:40:22 PM EDT
Too nanny-statish for me.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:44:28 PM EDT

Keep in mind that Volvos are designed by Swedes (the nazis of Scandinavia ) - and that for most of the last 30 years, the ONLY place you could buy alcohol in Sweden were state-owned liqour stores, and there was a state-set limit for how much each individual was allowed to buy per month!


I have to admit I really do like my current Volvo - but this gadget is idiotic.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:45:47 PM EDT
I am against it. I know people with a lot of land and we always grab a case and drive around the farm looking for wildlife and fishing.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:48:38 PM EDT
Sounds like a great business opportunity. If this becomes mandatory, I will invent a devise that imitates breath and be a millionaire! HaHa!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:49:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:55:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 12:55:55 PM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
for most of the last 30 years, the ONLY place you could buy alcohol in Sweden were state-owned liqour stores



So they're like North Carolina, huh?

My wife is from there, and she was in disbelief when she saw private liquor stores here in Georgia. The concept was totally alien to her.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:55:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jm03:
Just saw on Fox about Volvo testing a breathalyzer in a car.When you fasten seat belt you blow and either get a green light or no go.I personally think its a good idea,and yes I drink quite frequently but I dont drink and drive or at least I try not to.

They said there where 43,000 fatalities in 2003 to DUI.Why arent people protesting that down in Crawford,TX??????

Makes the casualties in Iraq seem like chump change.What do Arfcommers think???

I am curious




you either do or you don't. It's fairly easy to tell the difference, especially if you drink quite frequently... Maybe you're the demographic that Volvo's shooting for.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:59:38 PM EDT
Are you shitting me?

How about a .gov mandated piss tester too? Yes, I would love to negotiate with my car and it's numerous tests and probes to determine if I can drive today. Since I never drink alcohol, I certainly love to pay for it as well.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:00:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:01:18 PM EDT
No to mention the disgusting factor. You are supposed to put your mouth around and blow into the same tester tube as everyone else who ever drives your car. What if you had a lot of garlic bofore the drive home the previous night... Do you really want to get your mouth close to the tester device in the morning before driving to work?

He'll I'd have to be drunk just to be willing to stick the thing in my mouth.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:02:08 PM EDT
Tired of the nanny state. No thanks Volvo, keep your socialist/communist/liberal bs in Sweden. BTW, you might want to seal your borders and kick the arab invaders the eff out before you loose your country.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:02:27 PM EDT
Sounds like a good way to negatively affect their sales.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:02:49 PM EDT
From now on, the children of all nanny-state liberals will be getting a Volvo when they turn 16.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:20:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By Jm03:
Just saw on Fox about Volvo testing a breathalyzer in a car.When you fasten seat belt you blow and either get a green light or no go.I personally think its a good idea,and yes I drink quite frequently but I dont drink and drive or at least I try not to.

They said there where 43,000 fatalities in 2003 to DUI.Why arent people protesting that down in Crawford,TX??????

Makes the casualties in Iraq seem like chump change.What do Arfcommers think???

I am curious




you either do or you don't. It's fairly easy to tell the difference, especially if you drink quite frequently... Maybe you're the demographic that Volvo's shooting for.



I was just saying that 99% of the time I have a DD with me or in the group.But Its kind of like Sam Kinison said,"How the fuck else am I gonna get my car home".If there isnt a DD around.By the way I see your from IL,they already have programs were breathalyzers are placed by the court in peoples cars with DUI's.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:24:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Who is Volvo to say I can't work on my car drunk as a skunk if I want to.

Totally against drunk driving but starting a car and driving are two different things.

I don't work for anyone who doesn't trust me let alone spend $30,000 with a company that doesn't trust me.

Now you want to talk retrofits for convicted drunk drivers rather than jail time, we can talk about it but every damn car and every person, they can kiss my ass.

Tj


What he said.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:25:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 1:28:51 PM EDT by IAMLEGEND]
I guess it'd suck if you were one beer over and your wife got gravely injured up at a cabin where the response time was poor and you wanted to drive towards help to try to save her life.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:28:17 PM EDT
How will it discern between mouthwash & booze?

Sounds like only Vegans will be able to drive it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:32:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gunman0:

He'll I'd have to be drunk just to be willing to stick the thing in my mouth.




That's the kind of thing people will put in their sig line, as a quote attributed to you!!

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:37:51 PM EDT
Tee-Totaler, does that answer your question?

However, I'm in favor of ordering them installed in all DUI offenders vehicles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:47:35 PM EDT
So what happens when there is an emergency (let's say you get both of your legs crushed by a freak campfire accident), and the only person that can drive you to the hospital is the drunk bastard that's been pounding Coor's and smores all night? I can visualize lawyers drooling as I type....
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:49:14 PM EDT
I spoke to one of the engineers at Volvo Cars of North America in Rockleigh, New Jersey this afternoon. I asked him about this idea, and he said they all think VCC (parent company) is nuts and that there is no way people in the US would accept something like this.

I told him he shouldn't be so sure and that he should check out DU sometime. I don't think he liked that comment so he must be a demorat.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:53:37 PM EDT
Oh, then next they will require a device to come arrest you if you fail the test!



Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:12:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By gunman0:

He'll I'd have to be drunk just to be willing to stick the thing in my mouth.




That's the kind of thing people will put in their sig line, as a quote attributed to you!!




Bad grammar and all? How'd I type "he'll" when I was thinking "hell,"? Stupid trying to post on ARFCOM and work at the same time. I guess I need to get my priorities straight and quit my job.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:13:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Roadhawk:
I spoke to one of the engineers at Volvo Cars of North America in Rockleigh, New Jersey this afternoon. I asked him about this idea, and he said they all think VCC (parent company) is nuts and that there is no way people in the US would accept something like this.

I told him he shouldn't be so sure and that he should check out DU sometime. I don't think he liked that comment so he must be a demorat.



People probably thought the same things a few decades ago when they came up with Seat belt laws also.

When I started this thread I didnt have individual consumer in mind.Unless one would buy one for a Teenage driver.

I was thinking more along the lines of them selling the idea to politicians and the Gov. making such a device mandatory.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:44:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
And the march toward a socialist nanny-state continues...

Well thats where they're headquartered.......Its not a U.S. company.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:53:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Roadhawk:
I spoke to one of the engineers at Volvo Cars of North America in Rockleigh, New Jersey this afternoon. I asked him about this idea, and he said they all think VCC (parent company) is nuts and that there is no way people in the US would accept something like this.

I told him he shouldn't be so sure and that he should check out DU sometime. I don't think he liked that comment so he must be a demorat.



Living in PRNJ and working at Volvo? What are the odds?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:53:39 PM EDT
I thought they tried this crap already with chronic DUI/DWI offenders? But the wily drunks just used a balloon to trick the machine.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:54:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OHGUNNER:

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
And the march toward a socialist nanny-state continues...

Well thats where they're headquartered.......Its not a U.S. company.



Are you sure? Look here under "family of brands".
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:22:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By OHGUNNER:

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
And the march toward a socialist nanny-state continues...

Well thats where they're headquartered.......Its not a U.S. company.



Are you sure? Look here under "family of brands".



Yup, US owned. It used to be like a lot of European state owned businesses. Several European nations including Sweden actually invest and own stock in companies, sometimes the majority share, because several European countries ARE socialist. Not leaning towards socialism, approaching socialism, but actual socialist nations and have been for decades.

I believe this is just a Volvo in Sweden idea, and not something pushed by Ford from here. Remember Volvo was going to introduce the car that you couldn't maintain or even open the hood. Only the dealer could at regular intervals(www.volvoclub.org.uk/press/pdf/presskits/YCCPressKit.pdf).
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