Drunk walking increase suggests need for taxi industry reform

This story in today’s Brisbane Times on the staggering rise in drunken accidents reminded me of the US finding in Levitt and Dubner’s SuperFreakonomics that:

Doing the math, you find that, on a per-mile basis, a drunk walker is eight times more likely to get killed than a drunk driver.

My impression is that a lot of drunk walking would be avoided if it were easier to get a taxi, and the Government should consider deregulating the industry, as argued in my previous post:

Time for taxi industry deregulation?

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