SITUATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ALCOHOL-RELATED TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS B.C. 1982. COUNTERATTACK BRIEF REPORT NO. 6

This report examines the Traffic Accident Report Form (MV104) for all traffic accidents involving injury and/or death in British Columbia in 1982 in order to compare alcohol-related traffic accidents with other traffic accidents in terms of when, where, and under what conditions these accidents occur. Given the limitations outlined in this report, it was found that the alcohol-related injury/death traffic accident is likely to have: (1) been a single-vehicle accident where the driver has lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road, and hit an object at the side of the road; (2) occurred late in the week, late in the day, and in the Spring as opposed to Winter; (3) occurred on a more-or-less nondescript portion of the road, between intersections, with no traffic control devices in the immediate area; (4) occurred in high proportions in good driving weather and good road conditions and in low proportions in bad conditions and bad weather; and (5) occurred in curved road sections as opposed to straight sections, while road grade and surface composition did not appear to appreciably affect alcohol-related accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Attorney General

    CounterAttack Program, Police Services Branch
    Vancouver V6Z 2E6, BC  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • MERCER, G W
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 380
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM