(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.

(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

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