Friday, December 28, 2012

Walking while drunk--splat

Drinking and driving don't mix--duh. But our friends at Loyola say your reactions can be just as dangerous when walking after drinking.

Drinking impairs judgment and coordination--as we know.

A trauma surgeon of 25 years' standing at Loyola says between 2009 and 2010, 105 people were treated at Loyola after being hit by cars. Almost 30% had some level of alcohol in their systems.

Almost a fourth were legally drunk.

New Year's Day, ironically, is more deadly for pedestrians than New Year's Eve.

If walking at night, don't wear dark-colored clothes.

Walk only on sidewalks.

Walk in a group.

Give drivers more chance to react--they may be under the influence, too.

Don't send a guest home in a can--give them a pillow.

The bad news--they may fall down your stairs and sue you.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

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