Mayor Dyer and City Council not concerned with DUI in Orlando


The number of DUI’s in the Orlando area is much like the rest of America but Mayor Dyer and the City Council seem to be okay with the number and not interested in lowering it. They also act uninterested in lowering the number of accidents caused by People driving under the influence. This is evident from the conclusion of the recent ride share meeting between Uber, Lyft and the City of Orlando. There is proof that since ride sharing has been implemented into numerous Cities the DUI’s in those Cities have decreased by 11 percent. That is likely at least a number of deaths that did not occur because of ride sharing. Even if it was ONE death, it was worth it. But not to Orlando City leaders, they just do not get it. Their solution for Ride Share companies is to let them operate in Orlando but charge 25 percent more than taxi’s. Even the City leaders had a smirk on their face when they said that, there was not enough rehearsal to make that statement without a smirk. They might as well say ride sharing is okay as long as it is on a motorcycle.

And MADD, a very strong nationwide group is very angry about the hassles that are being given to the ride share companies:

A recent statement from MADD:

“MADD supports new ridesharing platforms like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar as well as traditional taxi services that are enabling more options to provide safe rides in communities across the country,” J.T. Griffin, MADD’s chief government affairs officer, wrote in an open letter to state lawmakers.

“While the best way to stop drunk driving is to couple strong drunk driving laws with strong DUI enforcement and educating the public on the consequences of breaking these laws, it is also important for those over the age of 21 to have a safe ride should they go out to consume alcoholic beverages,” MADD wrote in its letter. –

See the rest of what MADD said about Ride Sharing

Artist Rendering of high tech Library proposed for Lake County Florida

Save our Libraries, increase property taxes 18 percent?

I recently read an article about Lake County wanting to raise property taxes to save their Libraries.
Save our Libraries, increase property taxes 18 percent? If only there were an invention where You could find books and other reading material without making all the People pay for the Libraries they don’t use. Maybe it could be something that We could all access from our home, without even getting in the car. That’s a little far fetched, so until then let’s raise the already too high property taxes and save the Libraries. There is talk of this country one day allowing Women to vote and while that is also far fetched, it would be interesting to know how they would decide on this issue.

Artist Rendering of high tech Library proposed for Lake County Florida
Artist Rendering of high tech Library proposed for Lake County Florida