To be honest, one of my biggest peeves is people that get behind the wheel after having a few drinks. This is likely because one of my cousins was almost killed by a drunk driver, but even if that wasn’t the case, I just don’t get why anyone would risk their own life – and the lives of everyone else on the road – instead of just calling an Uber. And if you’re thinking I’ve overreacting, let me drop a stat on you: 9,967 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in in the U.S. in 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not an insignificant number.
So what can we do to combat drunk driving? Well, our neighbors to the north have come up with a pretty unique solution, using what many consider to be the worst thing to ever come out of Canada. No, not Justin Bieber – we’re talking about Nickelback.
The police department in Kensington, Prince Edward Island posted their unique consequences for being stopped for drunk driving on their Facebook page:
So why Nickelback instead of the Biebs? Well, according to Constable Robb Hartlen, the choice was strategic: not only is forced listening of Nickelback enough to make anyone rethink getting behind the wheel after having a few, but the band’s frontman Chad Kroeger was convicted of drunk driving in 2008.
This kind of creative policing may just be another reason for everyone to move to Canada. .
[via New York Daily News]
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