A pint too far

A single pint will see you over Ireland’s drink-driving limit, and I’m happy about that. I don’t know how much it will reduce the death toll on the roads — although according to the Irish Independent it’s a factor in 40% of road deaths — but stricter enforcement can only be a good thing. It would have been nice, but nonetheless too much to expect, for the Indo to include a source for this information though:

Drivers currently driving just below the legally permitted maximum level are estimated to be two to three times as likely to be involved in an accident as drivers with a zero blood alcohol limit known as BAC.

I live in a country where there is zero, let me repeat ZERO, tolerance for drink-driving. Although the standard of driving here is absolutely shocking.

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