Sometimes you hear things or see things that make you confident that our government has way to much money to spend or we have the wrong people in control of it. I told you about a radio ad the I heard encouraging people to sign up for food benefits because its surprisingly easy to qualify. A new government sponsored ad from sharetheroad.org encourages drunk people of all things to “look both ways” when walking home from the bar after drinking 8 beers.
What surprises me is that someone apparently thinks this is a significant problem because I have heard it several times on the radio over the last few days. Isn’t the bigger concern that drivers aren’t seeing these pedestrians or other objects? Have we completely cured drunk driving in this state?
Maybe what we need is some sort of law for spending government money for safety ads. Something like more than 10 out of every 5 million people are killed a certain way before we think society has a real problem that needs money and public service announcements to control the madness.