By Dudley Ross
Are you aware of the fact that when you drive down the highways of our nation, one out of every ten drivers you meet will be legally drunk? Are you also aware of the fact that there are sixty-eight deaths every day due to drunk drivers involved in automobile accidents? Do you know what the chances are that a drunk driver will be detected by the police and stopped? The governmental statistics say that last year the chances that a drunk driver would be stopped and arrested by a policeman was one in a thousand. The figures also show that eighty per cent of the deaths of teenagers in our country are caused by drunken drivers. Now, here is also a cheery thought – if you are on the road in your car, figure the group of ten cars nearest you and think that one of them is drunk. Then consider the group of ten cars you meet and one of them is being driven by a drunk. What does that do to your chances of surviving the trip to visit the family or to attend a meeting?
“But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way, the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment” (Isa. 28:7). If a twentieth century addendum were written, it would add, “and they kill people by the thousands by their liquor.”
Guardian of Truth XXVIII: 5, p. 132
March 1, 1984