Common Sense Alternatives

It’s my curse to see them, and then spend my time arguing with complete buffoons about them.

Like the smoking argument, the solution the the drinking and driving problem isn’t less alcohol consumption, or more expensive drinks. Just as the solution to problems with second hand smoke isn’t keeping people from smoking. The solution is architectural, or in this case, a zoning issue. If it was possible to set up neighborhood pubs or sidewalk cafes as they do in other cities around the world, it wouldn’t be necessary to drive down to the pub to get a pint, or to the cafe to get a taste. You could walk there.

De-stressing the forbidden nature of alcohol would go along way in stopping teenage drinking as well, but I don’t expect anyone will listen to this argument any more than they have listened to the other arguments I’ve offered.