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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Of course it isn't "allowed" - but do they still do it - yes. Look at the US w/
    DUIs - if someone wants to do it they will - it's just a matter if you
    are ready to face the consequences if you do.

    You have to remember you are not in the US and are subject to laws that are not like the ones in the US. I know some people like to "hang loose" when on vacation - look at any tourist resort area (mexico, etc) and people "assume"
    because they are on vacation they can do anything.

    Not a good approach at all. Like it was said before - small island + drinking
    equals lots of accidents.

    One thing that we do as residents on the island is to avoid driving on Friday
    afternoons - people tend to take a "half" day and tend to drink (not much else to do if you live here...) - just a "tip" -

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    I'm sorry if that was a stupid question but I didn't know. I've only been to the island 4 times and have never seen that happen before and I was shocked. I know people do things on vacation that they might not do at home but I guess I was speaking more about the clerk at the gas station.
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    What are the legal limits for blood/alcohol?? .5 .8 Does anyone know?

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    in fact, there's this Heineken bar on the side of the lg smith blvd - pass the airport - that gives out free Heinekens on fridays (at least that's what we were told by our cab driver). that place was teeming with locals pretty much drunk by 5pm when we drove by.

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    Whether on vacation or not, whether the law is lax, or you are in a familiar or unfamiliar driving area, why would you want to put your life/family/friends and innocent peoples life in danger.

    CAB it its inexpensive, easy or walk. Please take care of your self and others.

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    There is a difference between DUI/DWI and an open container regulation. Drinking a 7oz heinie, if its the first of the day in the car is probably not against the law although I'm not sure how it works in Aruba. However drinking a bottle of rum at home and then driving is clearly wrong but I suspect drinking one beer as you are driving down the road (ONE) might be OK, seems like a lot of people do it. Keeping it all in perspective florida had (or might still have) drive thru liquor stores, hmmmmm

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    If you are concerned about monitoring your own blood levels - forget it.
    If you are "tipsy" don't drive because the drivers here are not the best -
    ask San Nic - and you need to be on alert for others as well as yourself
    against people like the ones you saw drinking and driving.

    If you want to see up close and personal all the car accidents that occur here
    go to www.awe24.com (chose the aruba site under the political ad) for all the horror stories. Beware: they do take graphic
    pictures.

    Most accidents are on Friday (afternoon/evening) and Saturday night.

    But look at that website for a "wake up call" they happen all the time
    here and for a small island there are a ton of accidents!
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    >>> "Cab it!!"
    ---- DITTO! Read the fine print of the insurance you get when renting a car.
    It states driving under the influence will void your coverage. And if in a accident you must get a police report to be covered so take a cab.
    >>> "drivers here are not the best"
    ---- And some of the cab drivers go rather fast so take a back seat.
    >>> "with people drinking while driving!"
    ----- Can't answer that one but you can drink in the open on the beach.
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 09-24-2009 at 02:35 PM.

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    Time to give my two cents.
    I go on vacation.
    I drink.
    I call cab, Im on vacation. Why drive.
    I drink some more. call cab. Im on vacation.
    No worries (except for other drunk drivers).
    At home Im not on vacation. I no longer drink and drive. not worth it!
    Just my thoughts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Time to give my two cents.
    I go on vacation.
    I drink.
    I call cab, Im on vacation. Why drive.
    I drink some more. call cab. Im on vacation.
    No worries (except for other drunk drivers).
    At home Im not on vacation. I no longer drink and drive. not worth it!
    Just my thoughts!
    Bill, well said..we agree with your 2 cents..

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