(Re: programs and laws geared towards reducing drunk driving)
actually no. The laws apply to anyone who is participating in that act that has been deemed a threat to picking safety (drinking and driving.
The cops pulls someone over and determine that someone is drunk and has been driving. That someone is going to jail or is being carted off in an ambulance. The cops don’t ask if they have a history of alcoholic behavior or a prior history of drinking and driving. They take the guys keys.
by your logic, if the laws only apply to people who historically and pathologically participate in a behavior that’s high risk to others, they would find out if the person has a history of alcoholism. “You were speeding and weaving all over the road. I now see that you’re intoxicated. Since you don’t have a history of alcohol abuse, I’m goi long to not apply this law to you. What the heck, lemme but you a beer for the road. It’s legal for you!”
No. the law is applied to everyone, not just the ones disproportionately affected. Because public health and safety depend on it.