Drunk walking more deadly than drunk driving

Full story: WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Most New Year's party-goers know better than to drive drunk as tipsy celebrations loom.

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Kellie

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Jan 1, 2010
 
At least w/ a drunk pedestrian, they're the only (most likely) one that is killed vs. if they were driving drunk. When someone drives drunk, it usually is the innocent (sober) one(s) that are maimed or killed, not the driver who was drunk. Still sad, but not nearly as sad if those killed are innocent of any wrongdoing.
Tim

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Okay. Lets really understand what's going on here. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is funded by the insurance companies. It's sole mission is to increase the profitability of those insurance companies. To believe anything else is absolutely ignorant.

Yet you run this as though it's a news article. COULD YOU PLEASE POST THE "ADVERTISEMENT" DISCLAIMER AT THE TOP OF THINGS LIKE THIS? Either that or ask someone to verify the facts and numbers (journalism 101).
BGN68

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Jan 1, 2010
 
I am not sure I have seen a more irresponsible article in quite some time. Especially the last paragraph!!!

"If you're thinking you're doing a good thing by walking instead of driving, think again," said Esposito. "They key is to not drink to the level of being impaired."

Yes, good point, because we want drunks to determine their own impairment????!!!!

Not to mention that this quote is attributed to Esposito, who is not identified anywhere in the article!

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Since: Apr 08

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Kellie wrote:
At least w/ a drunk pedestrian, they're the only (most likely) one that is killed vs. if they were driving drunk. When someone drives drunk, it usually is the innocent (sober) one(s) that are maimed or killed, not the driver who was drunk. Still sad, but not nearly as sad if those killed are innocent of any wrongdoing.
I agree !!!!
In The Doghouse

Rochester, NY

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Jan 1, 2010
 
I agree with this news article. However, in my case, walking drunk near traffic is much safer than walking in the house where my wife is waiting for me.
reagan

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Jan 1, 2010
 
In The Doghouse wrote:
I agree with this news article. However, in my case, walking drunk near traffic is much safer than walking in the house where my wife is waiting for me.
I couldn't agree more. Amen.
Lou Falzone

Rochester, NY

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Jan 1, 2010
 
This article is an example of evil journalism! It is pure, concentrated EVIL. If Satan himself, walked into a newsroom and sat down at a computer terminal, HE couldn't do worse than this. May God have mercy on your soul, channel 10.
Kellie

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Lou Falzone wrote:
This article is an example of evil journalism! It is pure, concentrated EVIL. If Satan himself, walked into a newsroom and sat down at a computer terminal, HE couldn't do worse than this. May God have mercy on your soul, channel 10.
Just curious: How do you judge this to be "evil journalism?"
Richard Mahoney

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Lou Falzone wrote:
This article is an example of evil journalism! It is pure, concentrated EVIL. If Satan himself, walked into a newsroom and sat down at a computer terminal, HE couldn't do worse than this. May God have mercy on your soul, channel 10.
just made up crap now they will make laws against drunk walking now. another c o m m i e plot
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Jan 1, 2010
 
Richard Mahoney wrote:
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just made up crap now they will make laws against drunk walking now. another c o m m i e plot
I thought that was basically public intoxication. Duh
Jack Dooley

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Jan 1, 2010
 
I read this story with such disgust I had to take a sea-sickness pill and a quart of Milk of Magnesia! Exactly WHEN did we surrender to the socialists?
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#12
Jan 1, 2010
 
let's just bring prohibition back, that'll make the idiots running this state happier, and add even more government control to our lives
agree with others

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Who cares if they trip and fall? It's their own choice to drink. They can't kill anyone else, walking.

Get behind the wheel, and you put countless innocent people at risk.

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#14
Jan 1, 2010
 
Stupid ass article. I didn't even bother opening to read any further. The headline is enough.

Don't recall hearing of many, if any, fatalities against innocent people caused by drunk walkers.

I have heard of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) but not MADW (Mothers Against Drunk Walkers)

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Since: Feb 08

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#15
Jan 1, 2010
 
All it means is that you could get "pulled over" and ticketed for drunk walking since you are putting yourself in danger--like reckless endangerment of yourself--and public intoxication. Drive up the issuance of tickets and paying fines, etc, etc. At first I thought it was a joke, but it's NO JOKE.

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#16
Jan 1, 2010
 
Yeah I have heard of "public intoxication" and understand that one can be ticketed, fined, whatever whatever etc,..etc..but to say that it is more dangerous than operating a motor vehicle is ridiculous.

It's not an epidemic like DUI.

What the worse that can happen? Get ticketed. Go to jail. Be ordered by a judge to attend AA. Wow. Big deal.

Pleeeeeezzzz!!! People don't spend years behind bars for being publicly intoxicated.
Know anyone who lost their "license" for drunk walking?
El 315r

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Jan 1, 2010
 
Done them both and I think I drive better than I walk. IMHO.
Tazz00344

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#18
Jan 1, 2010
 
for God's sake. The Goverment will not be happy until they can find a reason to right a ticket for breathing or having a heart beat!!!!!! Enough is enough. Perhaps we should stop colecting this useless data. It serves no purpose. Publish enough unsupported data and you can make fear breathing or even leaving thier homes. Perhaps if the Goverment an Insurence companies stop spending all this money collecting data we might be able to reduce our cost of insurence.

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#19
Jan 1, 2010
 
Exactly!! So if walking drunk is dangerous, why is driving drunk LESS dangerous?!
CityRes

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Jan 1, 2010
 
I bet a drunk driver is behind this study and conclusion.

I can picture a bunch of drunk form the burbs coming out of a bar and using it for a reason to drive instead of walking home.

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