No “last call for alcohol;” Call for a cab
When the bartender asks, “What will you have?”, order a cab.
A universal truth is something that everyone acknowledges as valid. So, should it be a universal truth that it is dumb to drive drunk? Drunk drivers do dumb things, and it’s killing them. Sometimes, they injure or kill others, too.
There was yet another wrong-way crash on the interstates around Tampa Bay this week. That means 11 people have died this year in crashes associated with drivers going in the wrong direction. Most of these incidents involved the use of drugs and alcohol, say law enforcement officials. And, many of the impaired drivers were under the age of 30.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes who were alcohol impaired was highest for 21- to 24-year-olds — at 32 percent. The next highest category is the next age group: Drivers between 25 and 34 years old were responsible for 29 percent of fatal crashes. Alcohol-impaired drivers account for one out of three highway deaths, and that’s a drunk driving statistic to keep top of mind when the bartender asks, “What will you have?” Order a cab.