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mcaton06
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I can appreciate your opinion. We all make choices and some of them are not good ones, but I do not believe that people should be criminalized for making bad decisions. Many things contribute to negligent driving such as listening to the radio, having a conversation with passengers, screaming children, talking on the phone, texting, drowsiness, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol and many others. http://www.negligentdriving.com/ Should a zero tolerance policy be enacted for these too? Zero tolerance policies are rigid and ineffective; this has been proven in numerous research studies (mostly in the context behavioral change, which is the point here). To me jail should be reserved for those that commit violent crimes or are so negligent they injure someone or something. The punishment should fit the crime and there are not a one size fits all scenarios for anything, so clearly I do not agree with mandatory minimum sentences either.