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Monday, October 31, 2005

They've missed the bus again

So, everyone's in a tizz about banning, or not banning, drinking on public transport now.

They're missing the point again. Like the Police spokesperson said, it'd be of limited effect, because most of the drunks on trains and buses are already hammered when they get on board.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: it doesn't work to ban drinking, it works to place limits on the level of blood alcohol (just like when driving) - and leave people to work with that.

That way, commuters can have their "well-earned" homeward tipple, Eurostar passengers can have their champagne, and everyone else can catch a vomit-free last train home.

They're going to have to do something about drunkenness on trains and buses, granted. Although the pubs may be open 24 hours, public transport won't be, and there'll still be a rush for the last ride home - with much necking of final pints and a mad dash, resulting in lots of upset tums and the inevitable flurry of pizzas parked on the garish upholstery. No, not flurry - what's the collective noun for piles of vomit?

Anyway, it's weird how everyone seems to be missing the point. Have they been drinking or something?

posted by Plig | 13:14 |

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