The RAC’s 2009 Report on Motoring published this week reveals disturbing evidence of drug-crazed driving on the roads of Britain.
One in four young drivers, it reports, have been in a car when the driver “appeared to be high on drugs” (although it’s a safe bet they probably didn’t use precisely that phrase).
Not content with driving under the influence of top gear, 25% of 17 to 24-year-olds are also busy texting at the wheel‚ potentially, statistics suggested – more dangerous than driving drunk or stoned.
The good news is that young drivers are less likely to drive drunk. With only 24% of young people admitting to driving while potentially over the limit, compared to 32% of the 45-64 age group.
Commenting on concerns over bibulous older drivers, The Glasgow Herald has an intriguing headline on its website: Older Drivers Flaunt Drink Laws.
This brings to mind visions of lairy senior citizens hanging out of speeding cars provocatively waving copies of booze-related legislation.