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Stat News: Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: an insider’s view

“… I applied my lens as a faculty member in Penn’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics to the issue. The decision to drive while intoxicated is a fundamentally irrational behavior, one that everyone knows is not in their best long-term interest. Yet some people regularly do it anyway. People who drive after several drinks tend to lack self-control and are more shortsighted, as is the case with many other impulsive behaviors. This explains individuals’ decisions to have ‘just one more drink’ when already feeling intoxicated and then driving home because leaving the car behind is too much of a hassle to pick up in the morning.” Read more at Stat News.