Friday, December 28, 2012
Walking while drunk--splat
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!