Britain: Virtues of Sobriety

When British police last month began making curbside inspections with a "Breathalyser" that measures the alcohol imbibed by a motorist, cries of indignation rang out across the country. Last week the early results of the war on drinking drivers were in, and they were something to lift a glass to—at home. Accident rates on the road have fallen almost everywhere since B-day, in some places as much as 50%, and indications are that the official figures to be released early in December will bear out Transport Minister Barbara Castle's claim that the law...

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