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If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Ireland

…you can now* get moderately tanked before driving home (the equivalent of two or three drinks, which renders different sizes of people very different levels of tanked, some not at all), provided you’re in a designated “remote” area, thanks to councillor Danny Healy-Rae:

“A lot of these people are living in isolated rural areas where there’s no public transport of any kind, and they end up at home looking at the four walls, night in and night out, because they don’t want to take the risk of losing their licence,” he told TheJournal.ie.

Ireland has been quite successful in recent years, it seems, in cutting down on their drunk driving (or “drink driving,” because different countries have different names for things) fatalities, but Healy-Rae points out that the roads in question can’t really be driven much faster than 30 miles an hour, and that depression is a killer too. Now, depression does not notoriously mix super-well with alcohol, but let’s see how this goes, we guess.

*ETA: Well, maybe, if the Minister of Justice goes along with the narrowly-passed motion.

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