Thursday, January 10, 2008

1 in 6 Drove Drunk

Despite the headline, there is good news out of Kansas City, MO, where the Missouri Water Patrol is reporting the lowest number of boating accidents and fatalities in 20 years on the waterways they watch.

According to the Kansas City Star, the MWP's spokesman pointed out the frightening statistic that "last year in some areas an average of one in six nighttime boat drivers was intoxicated."

He said average. That means in some areas, the number of intoxicated boaters on the water on time might have been even higher than one in six. Scary stuff.