Archive for July 25th, 2007

Flash: Proof Immediate Suspensions Stop Drunk Driving!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

At long last, conclusive evidence that having the cop serve as judge, jury and executioner in suspending the driver’s license of any citizen arrested for DUI will put an end to drunk driving:


Lohan Arrest Highlights DUI License

Suspension Study

ABC News, July 24  – When Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Tuesday morning, it marked the second time in less than two months that the actress was investigated for suspected driving under the influence.

Now, a new study suggests that immediately taking the driver’s licenses away from DUI suspects like Lohan could save hundreds of lives a year…

Swift Justice

The study’s authors believe that the speed of the punishment is what makes immediate suspensions so effective.

“Consequences that occur close in time to the behavior are more reinforcing or punishing than those that occur later,” they wrote in their paper.


Uh….Wasn’t Miss Lohan driving on a suspended license when arrested — an immediate suspension from a DUI arrest a few weeks earlier?  Didn’t seem to stop her.  Or maybe I’m just missing the MADD-style logic here…

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