Drunk driving is, sadly, still a very regular occurrence in this country, but at least it isn't as socially acceptable as it used to. Let's take a moment to remember those times, if only to remind ourselves to never go back to them again.
I grew up in a college town. Like in every other American town, people drank, and like in every other American town, there was no cheap, fast, easy way for people to get from one house party to another without driving. Hence, most people I knew drove drunk at some point.
I somehow managed to keep myself from drunk driving, which led to a particularly harrowing ride home when I let my sober friend who couldn't drive stick worth a damn take me and my friends home in my parents' 5 speed Volvo wagon. Still, just about everyone else I knew with a license drove at least a few blocks under the influence.
Much as people still kill themselves, others, and get jailed because they continue to drive when they're sloshed, they aren't as obvious about it as they used to be. Take, for instance, PedalHead's story of what a road trip used to involve.