The bods in the Road Safety Authority are giving out again.
Not content with telling us how to drive in our own gardens they are now screaming that there aren't enough people being arrested for drink driving.
We need more patrols! We need more road blocks! We need more prosecutions! We need more ENFORCEMENT!!!!
Now it may have escaped their notice but road fatalities are decreasing nearly every year, but when that trivial point is put to them, they of course scream "we cannot afford to be complacent" [now where have I heard that before?].
I suppose they have to try to justify their existence but like most gubmint agencies they are obviously out of touch with the real world.
Not so in Mayo.
They have come up with the eminently sensible suggestion of bringing religion into it.
Let's bless the roads, they say, and no one will be killed.
I quite like that idea, though they'd require quite an army of clerics to cover the entire country? I suppose they could concentrate on the main roads and put up road signs – "You are now entering a Holy Road", with a corresponding "End of Holy Road" at the exit? You would then know you're safe for that bit anyway?
There is one huge benefit to this system.
"Well now Grandad. According to the breathalyser you are waaaaay over the limit!"
"Well it's like this Garda, Before coming out I drank five pints of water…..
And then I drove over a Holy Road……..
The water must have turned into wine?
It's a fucking miracle!"