Cities like Chicago and New York donât have the same numbers of drunk drivingÂ incidents and arrests asÂ we have here in Houston.Â Of course,Â those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. Chicago has the “L” – a popularÂ elevated train system. And New York City has its own subway system.
But could there be more to it than that? Is it possible that we have developed a culture here in Texas that can, at times, look the other way when it comes to intoxicated drivers? Are we too proud to give up the keys when we know we should?
On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll learn more about drinking and driving trends in Houston, and what efforts exist to reverse them. We’ll welcome your questions for an officer from the Houston Police Department’s DWI Task Force, a representative of MADD, and the Division Chief of the Harris County DAâs Office of Vehicular Crimes.
Also this hour: we talk with a pair of emergency responders from Houston, who assisted in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, on behalf of IEDA Relief.
And:Â We all need a good laugh now and then. Does Houston have enough chuckles to offer six million plus the punchlines they covet? Weâll talk with a panel of Houston-area comedians about stand-up, improv comedy, and other signs of laughter in H-town.