Over on Freakonomics The Perils of Drunk Walking: A New Marketplace Podcast I'd not thought of drunk walking as a particularly dangerous leisure time activity compared to the casual boozy driving of my father's generation, that often left cars parked in highly unconventional locations and occasionally jumped over ditches to escape the law. But now that I think of it besides the usual perils of street fights, getting mugged etc there was a taxi driver in my home town who twice ran over folk who chosen to take a Glasgow style snooze in the middle of the road. Friends have had confused drunks bounce off their cars. And one once took me home as I had failed the challenge of scaling the pub stairs. It is horrendously dangerous to stumble around peshed. Myself I've often chosen to walk a few miles after closing rather than attempting to sober enough to drive, being too mean to take a taxi and I had thought that prudent. With the perils of drunk walking it's not just the sensory deprivation and loss of motor coordination that make driving challenging, its the Dutch courage as well. As a youth it sometimes turned into drunk running away from unwisely abused skinheads, taking a midnight stroll in some ethno-sectarian hot spot, taking to river as a means of finding my unfamiliar way to a hotel, attempts at bull vaulting and even drunk climbing, coming too my senses on some lofty ledge. This was all part of the fun of course.