It’s drinking & WALKING – At New Year’s, we’re all warned about drinking and driving, but the truth is that drinking and walking can be just as dangerous.
Researcher Thomas Esposito says, “Alcohol impairs your physical ability to walk AND to drive. It impairs your judgment, reflexes and coordination. It’s nothing more than a socially acceptable, over-the-counter stimulant/depressant.”In 2005, the journal Injury Prevention reported that New Year’s Day is more deadly for pedestrians than any other day of the year. From 1986 to 2002, 410 pedestrians were killed on New Year’s Day. 58% of those killed had high blood alcohol concentrations.