Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interesting Regulation

I was flipping through today’s The Star newspaper when I saw an appealing article about a wheelchair bound man charged with drink-driving in Sydney, Australia.

The disabled man intended to visit a friend staying 14km away with his automated wheelchair when he doze off and drove down a highway. A passing police patrol woke him up and conducted a breathalyzer test on him. His alcohol content was found to be more than six times over the legal limit for driving. This prompted the police officers to charge him with drink-driving.

Apparently, the classes of vehicles subjected to the drink-driving law in Australia encompass the automated wheelchair as well. In fact, this interesting rule might be valid in most countries around the globe.

Thus, to all the folks out there, do not drink and drive anything that has wheels, including strollers and trolleys.

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