Considering the exposure the Pellet Gun Bandits received from their idiotic actions in Seoul this past weekend it is likely that USFK will look at revising policies to address the situation. Instead of doing things like tinkering with the curfew or banning servicemembers from own pellet guns to show the command is “doing something” they should instead look at a revising a policy that would instantly drop the USFK crime rate, the driving policy.
I was not a big fan of the driving policy change when it happened back in 2008 and history has pretty much proved my concerns correct. I have shown in the past how many of the crimes committed by USFK personnel are traffic related, especially the DUI’s. For example if the idiots involved in the pellet gun crime did not have a car the incident would not have escalated to the point that it did. Also the DUI’s continue to be out of control and are in my opinion a ticking time bomb. Can you imagine what would happen if a Sergeant Jerry Onken fatal DUI accident happens again?
That is why I believe the revising of the driving policy should be seriously looked at. With the amount of mass transportation available a car is not a necessity in Korea like it is back in the US. This fact combined with the drop in crime numbers should be more than enough of a rationale to highly restrict who can drive a car.