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Drinking and Walking

It's not just drunken drivers who face dangers

You know you shouldn't drink and drive.

But if drinking alcohol impairs judgment, then it must affect you all the time, not just when you're behind the wheel. Right? Right.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving notes that the driver, pedestrian, or both were intoxicated in 39.3 percent of all fatal pedestrian crashes in 1994.

In fact, the intoxication rate for pedestrians was more than twice the rate for drivers, 30.1 percent vs. 2.9 percent, the group says.

Of course, having a designated driver who doesn't drink is a great way to avoid these deaths.

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