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Drunk driving: city vs. country

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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... And a link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lucky4jul04,1,610513.story?coll=la-home-leftrail -- Richard Risemberg http://www.living-room.org
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 4, 2003
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      A quote:

      > Each day in America, 48 people die in alcohol-related crashes.
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      > Although no one knows where the next drunk driver will strike, studies suggest that, per-capita, the mishaps are more likely to occur outside the big cities in places such as Redding.
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      > "In the city, there's better public transportation and speeds aren't as high," said MADD's Miller. "In rural areas, people drive 20 miles home from the bars and the speeds tend to be greater."
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      > Located in the rural farm belt 220 miles north of San Francisco, Redding indeed has its share of drunk drivers.
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      > "When picking juries for drunk-driving cases, we've found that some 70% of the pool have been directly affected by the crime," said prosecutor Flynn. "Nearly everyone in town seems to know a drunk driver who killed or hurt someone, or has a friend or relative who's been a victim to a drunk driver."

      And a link:

      http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lucky4jul04,1,610513.story?coll=la-home-leftrail

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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.living-room.org
      http://www.newcolonist.com

      "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life
      are based on the labors of others."
      Albert Einstein
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