In The Midnight Hour


This is an extract from a little book published by the (now) previous Italian Government, the one led by Silvio Berlusconi. The book is a self celebration of the Goevrnment success over the last years, among some achievements are also claims that are simply false, and others that one should be ashamed of and others – like the one here – just so silly that define just how simply stupid and hopeless our country is.

Point 1 is about road safety and drunken driving repression:

  • there is a general ban on alcohol sale between 3:00 am and 6:00 am;
  • “Autogrill” (bar &restaurants located on the highways) cannot sell spirits from 10:00 pm and there is a ban on beer and wine from 2:00 am.

Would it be too much to ask for a permanent ban on any alcohol on the highways and much longer ban on general sales?

Point 2 is about road safety and drunken driving repression:

  • states that, if your driving license is revoked, but you really need to drive, it you can ask for a special permission that gives you 3 hours a day of free driving. But if you really need it…

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