Let’s put it this way: It’s a lot easier to avoid drinking and driving if your car won’t run, or if you can’t afford a car in the first place.
Alcohol consumption varies widely across the globe, and the U.S. stacks up pretty well compared to some other countries.
As the map below from the World Health Organization shows, Russians and their neighbors drink more than almost everyone else in the world.
See that solid black area? That’s the exact size and color of their livers.
This might explain why Obama has backed down from Putin in Ukraine. Obama likes a few beers now and then, sure. But Putin is crazy-hammered at all times. There’s no telling what he’ll do. Obama is just backing off from a pointless bar fight.
At least that’s one theory.
Also note that Canadians drink more per capita than Americans. But that’s not really fair, because they’ve got Rob Ford.