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- 02-08-2012, 01:39 PM #1
Mexican driving laws may be in-part responsible for many deadly U.S. accidents
On Saturday, police in Columbus, Georgia arrested Anthony Alvarado, 26, after he allegedly ran over his 18-month-old daughter in his driveway.
Alvarado has been charged with serious injury by vehicle, no state driver’s license, no state tag and no proof of insurance.
The little girl was taken to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta where she remains in critical condition.
According to police, Alvarado admitted to being in the country illegally and is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bail.
Of course, this case is not unusual. Every week, there are reports from all over the country of illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico, maiming and killing people in automobile accidents.
While many of the cases involve drunk driving, a great number of them were seemingly caused by simple incompetence or a lack of driving ability.
An examination of Mexico’s driving laws may hold the answer.
As for DUI laws, only 15 of Mexico’s 32 states have legal driving limits for a driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Those states are: Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Distrito Federal, Estado de Mexico, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Tamaulipas, and Vera Cruz - .04; Chihuahua - .05; Guanajato, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oazaca, Quintana Roo, and Sonora - .08; and Colima .08 - .10.
See all countries’ BAC limits: http://www.icap.org/table/BACLimitsWorldwide
According to the United Nation’s Pan-American Health Organization, a total of 200,000 people drove under the influence of alcohol on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in Mexico City, in 2008 alone.
As to simple proficiency among Mexican drivers, the testing (or lack thereof) may provide the rather frightening answer.
In six Mexican states as well as in Mexico City, issuing agencies do not administer any sort of test before handing-out driver’s licenses. In these locations, one need only pay a fee to obtain a license (about $45 in Mexico City).
Three other states require the applicant to sit through a class, after which all attendees are issued licenses, while many other states give tests consisting of rather easy multiple choice questions.
And what happens when a driver is pulled over in Mexico, say for speeding?
The Mexican travel website travelyucatan.com ( Things to Know Driving in Mexico : TravelYucatan.com ) gives the following advice:
“Speeding is, as a rule, easily taken care of by offering to pay the fine on the spot. If you cannot pay on the spot, one of three things will occur:
· The officer will accept less money.
· The officer will accompany you to an ATM while waiting around the corner.
· The officer will take your driver's license and you'll receive a ticket. You will need to pay the fine to retrieve your driver’s license.
Sometimes the officer will simply let you off with a warning if you have a good attitude.
You will NOT be arrested.”
And, the result of such lax policies?
In October 2011, The Economist announced that 24,000 fatalities occur on Mexico’s roads annually, while another 600,000 people are injured.
According to the World Health Organization, pedestrians account for 21 percent of Mexico’s road fatalities. WHO | Working in countries
Such was the case in June 2008, when Mackenzie Maddox, 6, was hit and killed while crossing the street in a suburb of Milwaukee. The man behind the wheel was previously-deported Mexican national Jose Rodriguez.
As little Mackenzie and her mother crossed the street at S. 84th St. and W. Cleveland Ave. in West Allis, WI, the car driven by Rodriguez came speeding through the intersection, striking both the little girl and her mother Andrea. Mackenzie died at the scene and her mother was taken to Froedtert Hospital, her mother survived her injuries.
Rodriguez, who had four prior driving convictions including a DUI, had been deported back to Mexico only four months before the fatal accident.
The lack of standardized testing, the absence of drunk-driving laws and corruption all add up to make Mexico’s roads, perhaps the most dangerous in the world. Of course, as Mexican nationals make their way to the U.S., it is safe to assume that they bring their country’s driving experience to this country.
Mexican driving laws may be in-part responsible for many deadly U.S. accidents - National Immigration Reform | Examiner.comIt's immoral to vote for any candidate who is not going to uphold the fundamental tenets of our Constitution ~ Chuck Baldwin
- 02-08-2012, 02:23 PM #2
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Hmmm, let's see if I can follow the logic here....
Illegal alien Anthony Alvarado comes from a country where there are few laws and of the ones they have they are unenforced. Gangs rule over people more than the state so Anthony Alvarado comes from a gang rule third world poverty area.
So Anthony Alvarado breaks into the US illegally, drives illegally, says screw having a license, says screw having insurance, says screw having a tag, and now can pass through checkpoints in California without his car being seized thanks to the illegal immigration invasion supporters on high in that state.
God knows how many other laws Anthony Alvarado has just ignored or willfully broken believing there will be no consequences because the American and Mexican political systems have proven to Anthony Alvarado there will no consequences for his actions.
Finally, he runs over a baby girl during his lawless romp through America. Shocking. how shocking it is that such a pattern of lawlessness and anarchy would eventually lead to a death... can you believe it?
Can the families of the thousands of Americans killed each year by illegal aliens due to the non enforcement of our existing immigration and border laws believe it????
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- 02-08-2012, 03:13 PM #3
You are absolutely right William. Living in California I know that if I were to be involved in an accident with a illegal immigrant that I would be sorry out of luck unless I carry Uninsured Drivers Insurance. I know that regardless of whose fault I stand the chance of being sued for everything I have. They would have one of their activist groups supplying free legal support, while I would have to foot the bill for representation. So, I am forced to pay for a Insurance Umbrella to protect my assets.
- 02-08-2012, 04:54 PM #4
More proof (is if we needed it) that illegals do NOT assimilate. Gotta love diversity. If an American did this, they'd have their head handed to them on a platter. It's really disgusting. Can't wait to get the hell out of here.It's immoral to vote for any candidate who is not going to uphold the fundamental tenets of our Constitution ~ Chuck Baldwin
- 02-08-2012, 05:29 PM #5
These people should not have licenses and shouldn't even be here. How many innocent citizens have to be killed or maimed because of them before something is done????
- 02-08-2012, 10:09 PM #6
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And some people wonder why insurance rates go up......Me and a couple of my friends went to Mexico a while back. It had rained and we were headed back to the states. The streets didn't have the proper drainage for runoff and oily water would puddle. As we were moving down the street, I notice that traffic that intersected had no Stop signs! So what happened was that somebody in a Ford F150 had passed in front of us and we crashed and slid, because of the oily water on the street, into the truck. Luckily my friend had insurance and was within 120 miles of the U.S. border. We had to go down to the police station and wait for clearance. We waited about five hours and was let go. All of us thought we were going to jail. My friend's car wasn't totaled and we were able to get back to the states in it.
- 02-08-2012, 10:16 PM #7
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If you're white and speak out against this................YOU'RE A RACIST! If you're Black...........YOU'RE A SELLOUT!
Don't back down!
- 02-08-2012, 10:17 PM #8
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- 02-09-2012, 09:17 AM #9We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy.
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