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Drinking and Driving a Snowmobile

Waterlawn State Law:

No one should operate any snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Breaking the law means a blood alcohol level of 0.10. The consequence for breaking the law is 90 days in jail or $700 fine or both. The difference between drinking and driving a car and drinking and driving a snowmobile is if you're caught multiple times within five years of drinking and driving a snowmobile, the penalty is the same.

Results of the Snowmobile and Alcohol Use Poll

  • We interviewed 24 people and 4 of the 24 people we interviewed drives a snowmobile.
  • Out of the 4 people who drive snowmobiles, 3 people know the consequences for drinking and driving.
  • There should be laws on drinking and driving a snowmobile: 21 of 24 people said yes.
  • People who know the consequences of drinking and driving a snowmobile: 10 of the 24 people said yes.

Next Result of the Poll

  • The law is too strict: 2 people said yes.
  • The law is not strict enough: 12 people it is not strict enough.
  • The law is just right: 10 say it is just right.

Last Results of the Snowmobile and Alcohol Use Poll

  • People who think the police enforce the drinking and driving a snowmobile law: 10 people say the police enforces the law.
  • The snowmobile association enforces the law: 2 people said the association enforces the law.
  • Individual snowmobilers: 2 people said snowmobilers themselves enforce the law.
  • 10 don't know who enforces the drinking and driving snowmobiles law.

Different Ways That People Thought the Law Should Be Enforced

Most people wanted the police to enforce the law, or drivers license taken away.

Others wanted the law to be the same as drinking and driving, higher fines, or signs should be put up around frequent snowmobiling areas.

Our Opinions/Recommendations

We agree with the Waterlawn law, but we think it should be the same as the law over drinking and driving a car. To voice the concerns over changing the law, we would want to bring up the poll results and explain that the Waterlawn state law isn't strict enough.