- Apr 26, 2004
Crazy country.It’s unreal in the US. In many states they see speed cameras, speed guns, booze buses, helmets etc as an infringement on their civil liberties.
True story. About 5 years ago I was in Charleston South Carolina with some American friends who were from Atlanta but had lived in Charleston for years prior.
My buddy picked me and my partner up in a big GMC SUV. He had a big esky fixed into the centre of the car and connected to the cigarette lighter socket.
We drove around for hours from one pub to the next and drinking Buds from the esky throughout. I said to him, “so what’s the story with drink driving here ?” He said it’s crazy. There are no booze buses and the cops can’t breathalyser you either unless they have good reason. He said unless you are wandering on the road, speeding etc they can not breathalyse you and even then, you have to fail the sobriety test as well eg walk in a straight line, count backwards etc.
So, basically, he said you can drink as much as you like and only if a cop sees you breaking a law will you get pulled up. So otherwise just drive slow and steady, don’t wander, and you’re fine. Everyone does it in SC he said. That’s the way they do it there.