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Friday, April 08, 2005

Thoroughly Modern Montana

State officials approved an open-container ban Today that makes Montana one of the final states to prohibit drinking while driving.

While Montana had stood to lose $5 million a year in federal highway funds if it failed to pass the law, the debate focused on balancing safety and being an asshole redneck a.k.a. personal freedom.

In the biggest shocker of all, it was revealed that Montana has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


BonikaStJames said...

This reminds me of the argument for not wearing a seatbelt... "I'd rather be thrown from the car"... as if cars were made out of rice paper or something.

Erik said...
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Erik said...

i guess this will encourage texas to prohibit the infamous drive-thru beer barns that fascinated me during my tour of the lone-star state.