It always amazes me when I hear someone who partakes of alcohol complaining about the epidemic of drunken driving. Don’t they know that they are contributing to the problem by helping maintain a market for alcohol? No matter what they might otherwise do or say in an effort to combat drinking and driving, if they are a user of alcohol, then they are part of problem, not the solution.
We all know from history that the experiment with prohibition in this country failed miserably. It was unsuccessful because we dealt only with the supply side and not the demand side. Even though the supply of alcohol was legally cut off, people still demanded their booze and found ways, through the help of organized crime, to get it.
As long as people demand alcohol, the supply will be here – and so will drunk driving and all the havoc that it wreaks on our society. It doesn’t matter how much money is spent or how many public service announcement are aired to curb drunk driving. It will be here until people decide to just say no. Once the demand for alcohol subsides, the supply will go with it. And our roads will become much safer as a necessary consequence.