Why not just enforce the existing law four times as much?
City Council raises fine for drinking alcohol outdoors to $200: "City Council raises fine for drinking alcohol outdoors to $200You can't legislate good behaviors. Government can't punish the people and expect to good results.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Pittsburgh Council today approved quadrupling the fine for open container law violations today, meaning that anyone nabbed drinking alcohol in the streets could be hit with a $200 fine.
'The nuisance problem with open containers in neighborhoods like the South Side Flats, like Oakland, seriously sap our public safety services,' said Councilman Bruce Kraus, the prime sponsor.
There are plenty of things that can be done that are much more productive than this. But, it would take a bit of creativity.