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Could Viable Transportation Options End Drunk Driving?

A recent article by Sommer Mathis fills a void in supportive arguments for alternative forms of transportation: giving people more and better options not to drive, especially while drunk, is a massive public safety issue.

"There are tons of great reasons to choose walkable, transit-friendly neighborhoods and cities over places where driving is more or less required—the environmental impact, the cost, the nightmare of traffic jams—but for me, the number one reason is that I like being able to have a few drinks and never having to worry about driving," writes Sommer Mathis.

The historic development, and efficacy, of drunk driving policy, generational preferences in driving, and local enforcement in places like Arizona.

Mathis surveys the national scene, which includes the Mothers Against Drunk Driving policy platform, and finds that no one is making the case for alternative forms of transportation as an option—one that people will likely choose instead of driving drunk.

Full Story: What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?


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