Don’t be a fool
WITH the festive season moving into full swing, most of us have happy thoughts of catching up with family. Christmas can also mean over-indulgence in alcohol and the consequences that follow.
Now I do enjoy a quiet beer, but I know when to stop. The fact there are still so many people being caught at random breath tests is both amazing and down right scary, particularly with the past three decades being a time when a whole generation has grown up with the message, “Drink and drive? Bloody idiot”, or words to that effect.
The Monto police division has shared some disturbing drink-driving statistics from the period between October 12 and December 7.
Seven drink-drivers were caught in our district, five being local residents.
This raises the question of how many more drink-drivers are waiting to bring misery to the decent majority.
Driving a motor vehicle is dangerous enough at the best of times without someone driving under the influence of alcohol endangering not only their life but those of other road users.
George Smith Monto journalist