At tonight's regular meeting of the , the board will take a final vote on an amendment to the city's ordinance about alcohol consumption in cars.
The amendment extends the reach of the ordinance from the driver to all the passengers in a moving motor vehicle.
Exeptions are given for passengers in buses, party limos and motor homes.
Chief Lisa Harrison, at an earlier meeting of the board of aldermen, said that the amendment would prevent drivers from drinking and passing the container to a passenger if stopped by police. Passengers who are drinking can also be a big distraction to the driver, Harrison said.
What do you think? Should passengers in cars be allowed to drink? Or is the city right in restricting that type of activity?