free gasoline for drivers who test negative on breathalyzer tests
This is the story that is repeated for several years in different parts of world geography. There are generous municipalities, that reward up to 20 € the driver of 0,0 in breathalyzer test and more stingy, that do not exceed 5 €.
But the amount it, What matters is the concept, and personally I see it as a good addition to the penalties for abuse alcohol. At least in those individuals or families most affected by the crisis. At most endowed economically the measure will care very little; they think, by 5 or 10 € I will certainly take a couple of gintónics.
Such measures fall into philosophy nudge (or philosophy push) They are putting in march governments and administrations, with small gestures and minimal costs, make lifestyle changes. Once I have spoken on this subject on this blog (see category Nudge).
However, I admit not very fond of economic aid or subsidies, as they tend to generate a complex vicious circle. Come on, that the aid which eliminates the situation deteriorate again.
When holiday periods usually come such initiatives emerge, almost always sponsored by a mayor who walks justito popular support and want to ensure re-election. Anyway, and to be fair, If this one road accident is avoided, the measure is good, without further ado.