Not being funny, but I’m sure there are a lot of blokes on here who are old enough to remember the days when drunk driving was illegal but almost normal/decriminalised.
My father is 60. He told me that it was absolutely normal and the done thing in the UK in the late 60s/early 70s to go on a pub crawl in a car, with one bloke driving and drinking. What I mean is, it was normal practice despite being illegal. This was in the early days of the breathalyser - perhaps you had to say a tongue twister and walk in a straight line to prove you were sober. Of course if you crashed they threw the book at you but normally nothing happened.
My dad told me of one time he was driving back from a boozer and the coppers pulled him. They asked him how long it was since his last beer, to which he replied “5 minutes”. They let him go, as they had to wait 20 minutes to do a breath test and they didn’t want to hang around.
I’m not saying I condone drunk driving, I don’t even drink these days let alone drive, but I don’t understand where the social acceptance of it changed. I suppose it was some time around 1980. I’m willing to bet that some older posters on Forumosa were regular drunk drivers in the past, and are now cussing the shit out of it.
In 40 years time is there going to be thread entitled “jail for those reckless bastards who drive fossil fuel powered cars and leave a huge carbon footprint”?