Re "Drugged driving, hell on wheels" (Forum, Sept, 15): There are many reasons for bad judgment. Many of them, such as sleep deprivation, increase the risks of accidents while driving.
I would rather be the passenger of driver at 0.09 who is experienced at drinking and driving than of a stripling at 0.05 who is experienced at neither. Same for other substances.
Can we talk about alternatives to driving? After all, humans have been driving for only a few decades, but they have been altering their consciousnesses for millennia. Which activity is really more evolutionarily ingrained and customary? And which one won't aggravate climate change?
-- Muriel Strand, Sacramento