Oklahoma is a state in which everything is done for you. It’s a great place to live and work but it’s not the place to go when you need to. The open container law is one of the reasons why I got interested in Oklahoma; to keep the state in a more reasonable way, I used to do a lot of the things I did for the state.
The law is written into the state’s constitution and was enacted in 1989. It states that anyone who knowingly sells or shares an open container of alcohol can be fined up to $100 dollars for each offense and up to a year in prison. While it is certainly a deterrent to drunk drivers, it is not very effective in preventing alcohol-related accidents.
The reason that this law is not very effective is because it requires people to be on guard when they leave their vehicle to go to a designated parking spot. Because this is such a new law, there are very few accidents in Oklahoma when it comes to open containers. In fact I know of only one accident in which a driver was found with a beer in his hand. So this law, if it works as intended, might not be very effective.
There are a few reasons why this law might not work. For one thing, open containers are not the only reason for driving under the influence. It’s a very common reason, which is why it’s already illegal in Oklahoma. Another reason may be that the law will only be enforced during daylight hours. Because we all know that booze in the wee hours of the morning is easier to get into than it is at night, I can’t imagine it will be enforced at all.
Oklahomans have a pretty lax attitude about booze. If you’re driving after midnight and you’re under the influence of any type of alcohol, you’re going to be in trouble. But open containers, in my opinion, are the worst thing you can do in that situation. People think that if you drink and drive, it’s your fault.
If you have a choice, open containers are the next step after driving. I would rather get drunk than be caught with one.
The problem seems to be that your drink is not the only part of your day. If you don’t have a choice, then you can’t get drunk at all. You got to choose a strategy.
The only thing that you can control is the way your mind processes facts. So if you want to know what’s true about your life, you have to go through the whole of your day, which is why you can’t get drunk. You also have to decide on the actions that lead to your death. And if you only drink enough to stop your mind, you will be in a state of panic.
If you go to the very bottom of the page, you will get a blank page. The thing you will get to see is how your mind processes the reality of your existence. It’s the same thing for you.
Oklahoma has laws regarding open container laws in which people are charged with DUI and then if they refuse to give a blood sample they face up to a year in prison. This is why I said the whole of your day is a big blur. It’s like you have to make a decision on the way you go to your work or school or the people you know and not even know what day it is. But the point is you can’t stop your mind from processing the reality of your existence.