Wednesday 24 May 2017

What next, Gay, wine gums?

Today, as I awoke to the news that the bill to reduce the blood-alcohol limit for drivers had been passed in the Dail, and having read the article by Gay Byrne (Irish Independent, June 23), I am celebrating the fact that I will now no longer be tempted to have a sherry trifle at lunch, should I be driving afterwards.

And now, Mr Byrne, when you finally reach the stage of your campaign when we can no longer partake of an illicit wine gum whilst driving, can I suggest that you pursue the following:

1. That a correct study be made, using a graph, to measure the effects of alcohol on driving ability against the reduction of one's ability to drive due to increasing age. There is a belief that, after 40, our faculties weaken steadily.

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