Read the entire column here:Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. If we could only just live by that golden rule, we could go a long way in preventing the 480,000 deaths and 20 million serious injuries a year that the World Health Organization (WHO) credit solely to drunk drivers around the world. But we don’t. Because as simple and noble as it all sounds, let’s get real here: when push comes to shove, the sad reality is that most friends will cave in––either to avoid an ugly confrontation or a major inconvenience––and I would be a complete hypocrite if I did not include myself among those who have turned a blind eye, and worse, driven myself home when I knew it was no longer safe.
You know the scene. You’re out at a bar, a friend’s place, wherever. Everyone’s buzzed. But the manly thing to do is to get up, act straight, and pick out someone that looks worse than you and say, “Pare, ok ka lang?” So long as we hear the bare minimum: “Ok pa, bro. I’ll just be careful” We’re good with that. It’s a verbal disclaimer.
Drunk dialing. The responsible way. - COUNTER FLOW By James Deakin - The Philippine Star » Business Features » Motoring