June 9, 2009

Wall Street Journal Blog Discusses "The Numbers" Behind Drunk Driving

Carl Bialik blogged on the debate on what defines drunk for purposes of drunk driving. Some members of the alcohol industry proclaim that "hard-core" drunk drivers make up the bulk of the drunk driving problem.

However, as explained in a blog post last month, the industry fails to account for the number of individuals seriously injured, not killed, by drunk drivers who wouldnt' classify as "hard-core" drunk divers. These crashes often cause just as much pain and anguish as those involving a death.

So, our efforts must address the entire drunk driving problem. Not just the part that the alcohol industry deems most important. After all, the tobacco industry never got to set the rules for itself. Why should the alcohol industry?

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