It's amazing the lengths that people will go defend alcohol, even in a thread about a case in which three children were killed by a drunk driver. Comparing alcohol to coffee??? Wow...
Would these 3 children still have been killed if Marco Muzzo has drunk coffee instead of alcohol? It sounds like the sort of question that someone who alcoholic and currently drunk out of their mind would actually seriously think about.
But let the eternal coffee vs. alcohol debate rage on. It's sad what alcohol does to people, that's all I have to say.
People are still going to drink if it's banned. Just like other banned substances. People will continue to put poison in their bodies if it's legal or not. People still drink and drive, people still text and drive. We should ban cars.
Car Accidents: Leading Cause of Childhood Deaths http://injury.findlaw.com/car-accidents/car-accidents-leading-cause-of-childhood-deaths.html
Annual Global Road Crash Statistics http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
- Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
- An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
- More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.
- Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
- Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.
- Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world's roads, on average over 1,000 a day.
- Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world's vehicles.
- Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
- Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries USD $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.
- Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.