Simple Solutions

In this (probably infrequent) series I intend to posit some unconventional/ will-never-be-tried solutions to problems of our times.

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This time around…

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THE PROBLEM: DRUNK DRIVING/ Reducing the number of road deaths caused by alcohol consumption.

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THE SOLUTION: Allow Drunk Driving

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I realise it’s a cause without a rebel, but let me toss this out and see what you make of it after you think it over (don’t rush to judgement)…

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Cars should have a big red button marked “DRUNK”.

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When you press it

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a) the outside of the car lights up so it can easily be seen by everyone near and far.

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and
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b) it forces the car to travel at 10MPH Max.

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Anyone caught drunk driving/ over-the-limit without the Drunk button pressed should be shot on sight.

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I’m not joking. Drunks walking home are probably more dangerous to themselves and others than a deliberately-slowed well-lit driver.

What serious harm could a 10MPH car actually do? If the driver crashes and damages a wall or something of course he’d still be liable, etc.

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Now tell me, leaving aside the fact that it will never be adopted, why is it such a stupid idea?

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