If you drove under the influence of alcohol in ancient Egypt…

I lost four points just because I had a few beers...” We don’t think of the consequences of driving after drinking alcohol, because alcohol limits our judgement and annuls our reactions more than we imagine, and terrible tragedies are often hiding behind those beers.

An ancient Egyptian papyrus tells the story that 2,800 years ago a man was driving his cart while drunk and collided with a statue after running over a young girl. The judge didn’t subtract points from his licence but condemned him to be hanged at the door of the place where he got drunk until the carrion birds would finish with his body.

The best solution? “If you drink, don’t drive”.