Pedestrians and Bicyclists Also At Risk in Alcohol-Related Crashes

This brief article, in an issue that outlines the ongoing problems of drunk driving and fatalities, discusses the problems of walking or bicycling when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Previous research has shown that alcohol-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists behave in ways that raise their risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash. This article reports on a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that found the percentage of fatally injured pedestrians and bicyclists who were impaired by alcohol has not change substantially in the past two decades. The percentage of fatally injured pedestrians aged 16 or older with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.08 percent remained around 38%. For fatally injured bicyclists, the percentage is around 25%. Readers are referred to the full study emailing (A.H. Eichelberger, et al).


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  • Accession Number: 01523646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2014 6:16PM