Does Santa Barbara taking drinking and driving seriously? I don’t feel it does.
My own observation: I have been to a few bars and restaurants that seem to only care about profit. If you sit at a bar long enough, you will see the bartender talk to the customers as if they were his best friend. Do customers ever stop to think that the more the bartender talks to you, the more money he knows he is going to make in a tip? When I have tried to talk to an officer about this, all I heard was a laugh.
I live outside of Santa Barbara now, but there is no way I would live in a city where drinking and driving is not taken seriously. I wish the news media would go undercover and see for themselves how no one is getting the message when it comes to drinking and driving.
One time I observed a man come in obviously drunk. The bartender continued to serve him alcohol anyway. The man could barely walk. A patron called him a cab, but the restaurant could have cared less.