A CONTROLLED STUDY OF THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL IN FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

A COMPARISON OF BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF 344 FATALLY INJURED PEDESTRIANS WITH A CORRESPONDING GROUP OF 1118 PEDESTRIANS NOT INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS HAS SHOWN INCREASED RISKS FOR PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS WITH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATIONS OVER 120 MG/100 ML. FOR MEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 64 WHO WERE UNMARRIED, DIVORCED OR LIVING APART AND UNSKILLED OR SEMI-SKILLED WORKERS, THE INJURED PEDESTRIANS (BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION = 120 MG/100 ML) WERE OVER-REPRESENTED. IT APPEARS THAT IN MANY CASES THE HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION WAS DUE TO NORMAL DRINKING HABITS. AS A POSSIBLE USEFUL AID IN PICKING UP ALCOHOL-DEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS, ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS OF BLOOD ALCOHOL IS BEING RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PEDESTRIANS WHO MEET WITH AN ACCIDENT.

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  • Authors:
    • CLAYTON, A B
    • BOOTH, A C
    • MCCARTHY, P E
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01300636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:55AM