|Pot and cars.
||[Aug. 10th, 2006|04:50 pm]
The Question Club
So I live on a fairly busy street in the DC-metro area.|
Like many of us here, I live in a highrise.
It has a balcony.
Me and mine like to hang out and people watch.
We do it every day.
We see a lot of kooky stuff.
Guy peeing in the gutter.
Woman giving man a haircut while they were both walking.
Boots on ticket-laden cars.
We live on the 4th floor, so we have an awesome bird's eye view of all the happenings.
Twice now though, I've personally witnessed someone smoking weed in their car.
Once, it was a girl, she parked her car across the street and lit up a bowl and took 2 hits before she got out. I don't know when/if she got back in her car that night.
The second time, was today, I watched a car pass by and saw the driver take his hands off the wheel to light up his own bowl.
Now, let me state that personally? I've smoked and I think that like ALMOST anything else, in moderation, it isn't so bad. I equate it with drinking an alcoholic beverage. I do understand that if you abuse alcohol, it's a problem. For many people. I feel the same way about marijuana.
Furthermore, I tend to think that whatever you do in your own home, your own place, is your business and I don't particularly care.
However, I do feel that smoking while driving is outrageously irresponsible and it makes me quite sick to my stomach to witness something like this.
Now, here comes the question.
If you saw someone driving while smoking weed, and had the ability to nail their license plate number, what would you do?
Would you call the police and give them your eyewitness information?