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Typical Government: Let’s raise the prices of something that actually prevents drunk driving… so we can fund a gov’t program to prevent drunk driving.

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http://www.news9.com/story/39917677/bill-adds-fee-to-ride-share-surge-price-to-fund-dui-prevention

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A new bill filed in the Oklahoma house would increase prices on rideshare customers to fund new programs to end drinking and driving.

House Bill 1143 is asking ride share companies like Uber or Lyft to create a new charge during “surge pricing” hours.

They must be missing out on revenue from less DUI’s due to Uber and other ride sharing services. 

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Programs are paramount

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I say if you want a small government approach to DUIs, just make one lane a few feet lower than the others. All the drunk drivers will eventually end up in it. It's like a roach motel. For drunks.

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A new industry or a dominant industry making a profit is always attacked by government for specific taxes.  It is the way of socialists, they hate capitalism and profits.  They consider them to be the rightful property of government.

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28 minutes ago, bsu_alum9 said:

At least she's smart enough to admit it was a dumb idea.

 

 

And my outrage has been alleviated.  Must find something else to be pissed off about now. 

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Kudos to her for listening and pulling the bill. They will still get their meat hooks into Uber and other public transportation. 

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They did the opposite thing here. On weekends between like 12AM and 3AM or something, Uber Rides are capped at some obscenely low rate for UF students. I had a ride the other night that cost me $1.50. Anyway, it's been a huge success. DUIs are down everywhere around here, and last NYE didn't even have a single one. Making access more affordable for people is the answer to fix the drunk driving problem, not making it more expensive. That's just going to make people prone to already making bad decisions make more bad decisions. 

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2 hours ago, mugtang said:

And my outrage has been alleviated.  Must find something else to be pissed off about now. 

You have to credit a politician for actually listening to constituents and admitting to drafting legislation that wasn’t fully thought through. 

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