(BLACK PRESS file photo) B.C. Ferries has begun a one-year trial of selling beer and wine onboard select sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Booze on ferries isn’t a good idea

After one drink, passengers will want another, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Alcohol available onboard B.C. Ferries starting this week, Oct. 24.

I am not happy about B.C. Ferries’ decision to sell alcohol. I understand they could use the revenue. At what expense?

It will be a good court case for the first accident leaving the boat. Really, who drives? A husband and wife have a drink or two each with lunch. They then get in there car.

It makes me wonder really what people at the top making huge salaries are thinking. I am sure someone right now is thinking up a good ICBC scam. That’s a whole other story. (I know why they are losing millions of dollars.)

Back to the idiots at the wheel. It is illegal for a driver or passenger to drink in a car. Even if you have the engine off. You are not allowed to sit in your car anywhere to drink. What I know to be true is after one drink your brain wants another. That is a dangerous scenario for me and my grandkids to go see my dad in Point Roberts. B.C. Ferries is putting people’s lives at risk, period. I would like to see what a lawyer thinks about this decision.

Kathy Calder, Union Bay

RELATED: ‘One Sailing White’: Passengers concoct punny B.C. Ferries drink names

The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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