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Old 09-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Info Swishing Lanes: The Current State of Open-Container Laws

Drunk driving is universally disdained, but, curiously, drinking while driving is not illegal in all states. The current federal transportation funding bill, known by the acronym SAFETEA-LU, specifies guidelines for open-container laws that prohibit “possession or consumption of any open alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle located on a public highway or right-of-way.” States without a law on the books, or those that don’t fully comply, see some federal funding redirected from construction to safety programs. Which is not to say that the 11 noncompliant states are lenient on drunk driving: All 50 now have ignition-interlock laws for drunk-driving offenders.

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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I didn't realize that there are states that still don't have worth while laws about open containers in vehicles.

I worked with a guy that had to have a drink so much while working that he had made a cover for his beer cans out of a coke can just so that he could drink while on the job.
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