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Following the Libertarian doctorine to its logical conclusion, driving while intoxicated should be permitted, as long as the driver causes no harm to others

In a libertarian society, the roads would be privately owned and financed and policed by private police companies, which would have a profit incentive to provide better service than is provided under the state protection racket and tax-exacted setup we have now.
Therefore, the owners of the roads would have a profit incentive to have safe roads with low accident and death rates, just as airlines trumpet their low accident rates. They could prohibit drivers that drank while driving on their roads, and perhaps invent ways to detect drivers' blood alcohol levels that would be consistent with the preservation of the drivers' rights and satisfy the ACLU's concerns, etc.

(The WSJ pointed out the other day that Ryannair has never had a fatal accident. I don't think JetBlue has had one either. Eastern had a string of fatal accidents in the 1970s on their way to bankruptcy.)

In no way does libertarian doctrine arrive at the conclusion that driving while intoxicated should be permitted absent harm to others.

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