FATAL ROAD ACCIDENTS AND ALCOHOL

TOEDLICHE VERKEHRSUNFAELLE UND ALKOHOL

In an evaluation of data obtained on about 3000 people who had been killed in southern Bavaria in 1970-1976, and who had alcohol in their blood, it was found that 50.4 percent had a blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.8 per mille. In men this proportion was 53 percent, and in women 16 percent. The percentage increase in drivers drinking alcohol was greater in the winter months than in the summer months. About 60 percent of those who had an accident on Sunday had a blood alcohol content of more than 0.8 per mille, and about 20 percent over 2 per mille. The proportion of drinking drivers rose to 75 percent between 1 am and 2 am and reached a maximum of 86 percent between 2 am and 3 am. (TRRL)

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    Deutiche Verlag

    Rockhgasse 2
    A-1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Schwarz, H R
    • Baur, C
    • Liebhardt, E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00316815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. XXXVII
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM