Drunk walking is worse than driving?

Study: Pedestrian deaths often because of “drunk walking”

You follow Hoboken411 on Twitter, and you’ll see many updates involving pedestrians struck by cars. Happens pretty much daily in Hoboken. And the argument often has many sides, from “entitled” yuppies, too much texting while walking, or texting while driving, and more.

However, the USA Today had an article today that might have cracked the code: DRUNK WALKING is a huge factor leading to fatal pedestrian accidents. Hmm. New catch phrase for Hoboken? Most drunks per square mile?

Drunk walking pedestrian deaths in Hoboken NJ

“Friends don’t let friends walk drunk”

Per mile, drunk walking is more dangerous than drunk driving?

Have you listened to this podcast suggesting that per mile, you have a greater chance of getting severely hurt or killed walking drunk than you do driving drunk?

That’s not saying that drunk driving is a good idea, or you can’t hurt a whole lot more people in the process – but it sure is safe to assume you can put yourself in a lot of danger stumbling around like idiots especially in Hoboken!

Of course, to top it off – the people that live and visit the Mile Square have this incredibly high sense of entitlement which is even more exasperated when they’ve had too much to drink.

Listen for yourself:

Freakonomics

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13 Comments on "Drunk walking is worse than driving?"

mooshu
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mooshu

Hans, that was really funny. Thanks.

Happy new year!

HansBrix
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HansBrix

“If you read the book “Freakonomics”, statistically, you’re more of a danger to yourself walking home smashed. “

Simple solution then: don’t read “Freakonomics”.

mooshu
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mooshu

Both activities are ridiculously stupid… and not worth comparing to one another, because they shouldn’t be choices for anyone.

Do you really want to walk around for the rest of your life, with the responsibility of killing someone (passenger or pedestrian) while driving drunk?

Do you really find it fun to trek into oncoming traffic just because you can? How about losing one of your limbs or your ability to move around in general ever again?

I think we use the term “accident” extremely liberally these days. Yes, accidents DO happen. However, the scenarios I’ve mentioned are 100% preventable.

berg8383
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berg8383

I’ve read the book, and I see the dangers in both, but not to pick a fight, but I feel Drinking and Driving is relative, the way my body process alcohol and the way your body process alcohol isn’t the same. I know in today’s PC society drinking & driving is not looked fondly upon, but I just don’t feel it’s the same for everyone. It’s amazing how the organization MADD went from being an organization that wanted to educate people on the dangers of Drinking & Driving, to one of the biggest lobbying groups in DC. Hoboken, would be a great town to start the 1st chapter of DAMM (Drunks Against Mad Mothers)

jonnyc
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jonnyc

“Of course, to top it off – the people that live and visit the Mile Square have this incredibly high sense of entitlement which is even more exasperated when they’ve had too much to drink.”

Pedestrians crossing with their right-of-way = overly self entitled, yet drivers who ignore right-of-way laws and endanger pedestrians = not the problem because cars are big and fast!

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