Monday, December 28, 2009

Drunk Drivers to be Published on Twitter

Well, that is if you live in Texas.

ComputerWorld is reporting that the district attorney of Montgomery County, Texas has come up with an idea to publish drinking and driving offenders names via twitter.  The plan is to publish the names of anyone found drinking and driving between Christmas and New Years in order to discourage people from driving drunk during the holiday season.

This move to publish drunk drivers names via twitter follows Houston area county’s decision to publish drunk driver offenders names during holiday weekends.  And, just in case anyone was wondering as to the legality of all of this, drunk drivers are already a part of public record and so this is just another avenue that their names will be published.

As for if this will work?  I’m not sure.  I remember learning in Psychology that people are not deterred by penalties, but I personally think that it would work on some.   Truth be told anything that would stop just one person from drunk driving I think is worth it.  Its a real same that many people are still being irresponsible when it comes to drinking and driving.  Lets all just hope this works.

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