According to a release sent by the SFPD, motorcycle cops will be doing “extra patrols” on Tuesday as part of that whole holiday drunk driving thing

Why motorcycle cops (besides ’cause they’re sexy)? SFPD Sergeant Neil Swendsen says that “Motorcycles are a lot more mobile and we can get closer to the vehicle to see if a driver is exhibiting signs of impairment.”

Of course, you shouldn’t drive drunk, ever (who does not know this?), but tomorrow’s a good day to be extra careful and Muni or cab it if you’re planning on a drink or two.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • And it’s an especially bad day to drive sober. The stings are – surprisingly enough – held during the holiday season because of the prevalence of drunk driving during that time period. Knowing that, it’s probably best to just stay home and get your drunk on – you’re no safer in a cab than you are in your own car. MUNI is plausible, but if SuperFreakonomics is to be believed you are as likely to die from drunk walking as you are to die from drunk driving – of course you are less likely to kill someone else while drunk walking.

  • And it’s an especially bad day to drive sober. The stings are – surprisingly enough – held during the holiday season because of the prevalence of drunk driving during that time period. Knowing that, it’s probably best to just stay home and get your drunk on – you’re no safer in a cab than you are in your own car. MUNI is plausible, but if SuperFreakonomics is to be believed you are as likely to die from drunk walking as you are to die from drunk driving – of course you are less likely to kill someone else while drunk walking.

  • Erik

    Superfreakonomics isn’t to be believed FYI.

  • Erik

    Superfreakonomics isn’t to be believed FYI.