Not that anyone should be driving drunk, especially on New Year’s Eve with all the DUI checkpoints (did we say that?), but the Freakonomics guys now inform us that drunk driving is statistically less likely to kill you than drunk walking. Yes. It’s true. You are eight times more likely to wind up dead walking a mile back home than you are driving that mile. January 1 is, in fact, the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians. In other words, you’re better off passing out wherever you are than even attempting to make it home. Because Lord knows you aren’t going to find a cab. [Freakonomics/WNYC]
Maybe you should just stay home.