Drunk drivers are safer than those who have not taken a drink.

If you have ever experienced or even heard about the standard of driving in India this might help to explain it. We were told this by an Indian visitor to Lakeside. To put you in the picture, the road from Kodaikanal comes down a mountain; it is steep and winding with hairpin bends and poor visibility in places – a bit like some of the roads in the Alps.

Visitor – I went up to Kodaikanal for lunch and had a couple of beers and a couple of brandies before driving back down.

Us – Wasn’t that dangerous?

Visitor – No. When you’ve had a few drinks but are not drunk you know that it will affect you so you concentrate very hard on the road and drive a little slower. If you haven’t been drinking you know you can drive well so you go faster and don’t pay so much attention.

That just about says it all!

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