Tuesday, August 21, 2007

DC Drunk Driving Deaths Down

The Examiner notes that deaths due to driving under the influence of alcohol are down significantly in 2006 versus 2005. Well, down from 19 to 12. With a sample that small it's hard to read too much into it. Of course that didn't stop MPD from taking credit for the decline, because of their "outreach" programs. Whatever that means.

In reality, if anything's responsible, I'd have to go with DCist - it's Metro being open until 3 AM on the weekends, which only started a few years ago. So why on earth would Metro be considering ending late-night service to cut costs? That's possibly the single best thing that's happened in DC since Marion Barry left office. Let's hope this idea is off the table in a hurry.

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