South Dakota Drinkers Should Take Bikes or Horses Home
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. South Dakota lawmakers are swimming against the tide of history. At a time of ever-stronger laws against drinking and driving, the state approved a measure that makes it easier to be on the road while drunk. The new state law exempts people from drunken-driving rules, provided they are travelling on a bicycle or a horse. Governor Mike Rounds says it is safer if people who've had a few rounds take those alternative forms of transportation instead of driving a car. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.