FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS IN WEST VIRGINIA, CALANDER YEAR 1970

THE PURPOSE WAS TO DETERMINE IF ALCOHOL IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN FATAL PEDESTRIANS ACCIDENTS IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR 1970. RESULTS SHOW THAT 26% OF THE FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS INVOLVED ALCOHOL; 47% OF THE PEDESTRIANS WHO WERE DRINKING PRIOR TO THE FATAL ACCIDENT HAD A PREVIOUS PUBLIC INTOXICATION ARREST; 25% OF THE DRIVERS WHO WERE DRINKING JUST PRIOR TO THE FATAL ACCIDENT HAD PREVIOUS RECORDS OF BEING CONVICTED FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING. THE REPORT ALSO SHOWS THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEDESTRIANS LOST THEIR LIVES AND THAT THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF THESE ACCIDENTS OCCURED IN DAYLIGHT HOURS. IN THOSE CASES WHERE ALCOHOL WAS PRESENT, THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF THE FATAL ACCIDENTS OCCURED AT NIGHT. ALCOHOL WAS PRESENT IN ALL AGE GROUPS. /HSL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Morgantown, WV  USA  26506
  • Authors:
    • Clark, B H
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM