January 04, 2007

Toyota for the tipsy

Confucious says: Man who drives like hell bound to get there.

Toyota have announced that they would be installing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunken drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption. Cars fitted with the detection system will not start if sweat sensors in the driving wheel detect high levels of alcohol in the driver's bloodstream. This is commendable and would be interesting to see how the system works once launched.

Meanwhile, for those of us with no system to check if the bloke on the highway is drunk or not, here are a few tips to spot the tipsy behind a wheel –
• Makes wide turns.
• Straddles the center line or weaves back and forth.
• Exceeds the speed limit or drives unusually slow.
• Comes close to hitting another vehicle or object.
• Drives off the road or into an oncoming lane of traffic.
• Swerves, drifts or follows too closely.
• Stops for no reason or turn abruptly or illegally.
• Signals inconsistently or drives at night with no headlights.

Here's your typical drunk driver!




Remember, drunk drivers are dangerous and may not be avoidable. If you suspect someone is driving drunk, keep your distance, jot down the license plate number and call the authorities.

View this video of a drunk driver who has been hauled up! He could be driving on the very road that you are on!



And here's a test for those who've poured their 'one for the road'...

THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
• Indubitably
• Innovative
• Preliminary
• Proliferation
• Cinnamon

THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
• Specificity
• British Constitution
• Passive-aggressive disorder
• Loquacious Transubstantiate

THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
• Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
• Nope, no more booze for me.
• Sorry, but you're not really my type.
• Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight.

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Let’s live.

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