Consider this situation - it’s time to go home from a party, but you’ve had a few too many drinks to drive. Just to be safe, you decide to hand over your keys, buckle up your boots, and walk home. Sounds like a safe plan, right? We’ve all heard about drunk driving. But what about drunk walking?
Steve Levitt, author of the bestselling book Freakonomics, did some number crunching. Around 4,000 pedestrians were killed last year in the U.S. Of that number, an estimated 35% had been drinking.
Maybe it makes sense to bring your toothbrush and prepare to crash for the night on your friend’s couch.
For an article and an NPR podcast click here and forward to 1:25
Happy New Year! Party hearty, but safely enough to see what 2012 brings for you!