1. Meta data doesn’t help those still being killed and maimed every year. Safety equipment, not “attitudes” is more likely responsible. In 1981, wearing a seatbelt was entirely optional.
I've never claimed that improvements in car regulation and attitudes have lead to a perfect world. Only that accidents and particularly injuries and deaths are way down as a result of the regulations and enforcement brought to bear over the decade.
Sensible gun regulation won't eliminate gun deaths either. But there would be a reduction in them over time.
They’re not isolated incidents. States like CA and MA are very lenient on DUI
Here's what you said
If I found someone who recently had a DUI which caused death or injury and had a few prior DUI’s, would that change your mind about how much “change” has actually happened
If you found 1, that would be isolated
If you had evidence of a trend in CA or MA offer it.
3. The Netherlands? LOL! How many cars per capita there? How many miles driven per capita? I’ll bet that comparison is laughable. (The US has 50% more cars per capita)
Your point are moot. The question is, were there more traffic accidents beofre the Netherlands legalized recreational use of drugs, or after.
But since you think the US is so unique, and Americans so unique that only American experience counts...
Here's some information from Washington State.
In this interview, Sheriff John Urquhart of King County, and John Schochet, Deputy City Attorney for Policy and Constituent Affairs from the Seattle City Attorney's Office, share how they think regulation has impacted impaired driving.
A claim we often hear is that cannabis regulation will lead to greater impaired driving. What has your experience of cannabis impaired driving been since legalizing and regulating cannabis markets in Washington State?
Sheriff John Urquhart: The Washington State Patrol's numbers indicate that, despite the legalization of recreational marijuana, driving under the influence (DUI) has not measurably increased. My experience as Sheriff, and the experience of my officers, reflects this. Some people drove impaired on marijuana before legalization, and about the same number will do so after legalization.
John Schochet: Anecdotally, I do think you are getting more people driving under the influence of marijuana. Cannabis legalization does not seem to have increased DUIs overall, though it might be that some cannabis DUIs are substituting for alcohol DUIs. Overall, DUI increases are not an enormous problem when it comes to marijuana legalization, but it could be if left unchecked.
If you have anything that disputes the Sherif or DA, please offer it...
4. I’ve never seen/heard a single Democrat say “We have to stop people from stockpiling alcohol.”
No? Neither have I.
But I offered you a list of regulations that have effectively reduced alcohol consumption. Americas can vote at 18, and buy guns at 18 or even younger. But they can't drink till 21...
All of those regulations have had an effect on DUI....
(If not all the regulation than what, pray tell, do you ascribe to the vast reduction in deaths due to drunk driving accidents ?)