One of the first acts of the newly elected mayor of London was to ban drinking alcohol on London's Tube subway system and buses, USA Today reports. The ban, which was a campaign pledge by Boris Johnson, will take effect Sunday. Public drinking has been commonplace in Britain for decades.
"Too many people have the unpleasant experience of sitting opposite someone swigging a can of lager," said Johnson. "I'm determined to improve the safety and security of public transport."