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Reading The Statistics

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Reading The Statistics

For decades now, the “DUI crackdown” along with the incremental erosion of our constitutional liberties has been justified by the thousands of deaths caused by drunk drivers. Even the U.S. Supreme Court, in Michigan v. Sitz, admitted that DUI sobriety checkpoints appear to violate our Fourth Amendment rights against unwarranted stops and searches. The Supreme Court, however, determined that the violation of our rights is “outweighed” by the “carnage” caused by alcohol on our roadways.

Decades ago, traffic statistics included a ...

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