Using Music to Punish DUI Offenders

badMusicRegardless of what measures law enforcement uses to deal with drunk drivers, the holiday celebrations still manage to result in drunk drivers on the road, particularly during the New Year’s festivities. In an interesting twist on the typical measures taken to deal with drunk drivers, one police in department in our neighbor to the north Canada is using…music.

The police department is using the music of Canadian rock band Nickelback, specifically their bestselling 2001 album Silver Side Up. Drivers that are caught driving drunk will be forced to listen to the band’s music on their way to jail. Although Nickelback is among the most successful bands to emerge from Canada with more than 40 million albums sold, the band’s music has caused divisive opinions among listeners.

Humorous tactics aside, the holiday festivities mean taking even more precautionary measures when out on the road. Always keep your phone usage to a minimum, make sure to have a designated driver if you’re planning on drinking, or use the services of Uber if necessary. Police will be out in full force as the month progresses and you don’t want to possibly have to listen to the music of a band whose music you don’t like.

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