New Bill in Tennessee classifies drinking in car illegal

Friday 23 January 2015, 15:25 PM by

For a while now, most Tennessee residents have been enjoying sipping a beer along with folks while driving, as it was not deemed to be illegal by law. This time around things are indeed about to change as a new bill is being drafted that makes driving in car illegal. Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, who filed the legislation stated, “Right now we're encouraging people to party in the car. If people are drinking in the car, except in rare instances, the driver is often participating in that.”

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New Bill in Tennessee classifies drinking in car illegal

Lundberg further stated that this move shall not just help save lives but also bring in more revenue to Tennessee. Tennessee, along with every state except Mississippi, has already outlawed any drinking by the driver of a car. But it's one of seven states that includes — Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri, Rhode Island and Virginia — do not specifically outlaw alcohol for passengers. Adding further Lundberg said, “Especially when people are talking about a gas tax, it seems to make sense that we would like to use that money to build roads, fix bridges, things of that nature.”

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