Sunday, February 22, 2004

Lack of ban on open containers costs Virginia millions in federal road money

The Lynchburg paper reports here ("Virginia paying a price for open-container law," 2/22/04) that Virginia's failure to enact a law banning open containers of alcohol in motor vehicles has cost the Commonwealth roughly $14 million per year in federal road money.

I understand why some states dislike these anti-state power, anti-libertarian federal spending clause carrots, but who can say that passengers drinking in moving vehicles is a good thing?

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