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Poland cracks down on drunk drivers after freak New Year’s Day accident kills six

Poland’s government on Tuesday unveiled a plan to fight driving under the influence, after a drunk driver killed six pedestrians on New Year’s Day. Poland has one of the worst road safety ratings in the 28-member European Union, and reckless and drunk driving are part of the problem. Polish Prime…

Working on the “driving” part of the “drinking and driving” equation

Matt Y. and Atrios both commented today on one of the most ludicrous examples of how car-centric culture and laws are out of control—mandatory bar-parking. For instance, Long Beach, CA requires 20 parking spaces for every 1,000 sq. ft. of tavern floor. Unless you’re a complete Pollyanna, there is no…