I know we are in a food & drink section, but I thought i'd bring home the bad side of Christmas and drink driving.
I saw this campaign today on my Twitter feed and thought i'd share some of the scary facts with you.
What do you think? What scares you the most?
I'm quite scared by the way those statistics are presented. Presumably, they were produced by a reputable organisation, but some are skewed badly. By choosing arbitrary age ranges, they are able to show that the 25-59 year olds caused 2230 casualties, but the 16-24 year olds only caused 1350. How many people fall into the 25-59 range compared to the 16-24 range? How many people in the 16-24 range don't actually drive? How many over 60s drive as a proportion of the population. Sorry, but this is sloppy maths! 3 out of 10, must do better if they want to be taken seriously.
I've no argument with the basic message that drinking and driving is dangerous and wrong.