WOMEN, ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN FINLAND. WOMEN, ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TRAFFIC. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 29-30, 1988, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

The study examined the involvement of alcohol and drugs in 497 female motor vehicle drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents in Finland in 1975-1987. All the accidents were carefully examined and analyzed by specific investigation teams. The proportion of alcohol-related female drivers was 7.8% in the whole material. The time-related proportion was quite stable during the whole study period. In 6.3% of the drivers the involvement of alcohol but only in 0.2% that of drugs had been estimated to be a factor contributing significantly to an accident. Compared to males, the involvement of alcohol in female drivers seems to be of a minor problem in fatal crashes. However, many characteristics, especially those related to the actual event, were more alike between alcohol-related drivers than between alcohol-related and sober drivers.

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  • Authors:
    • PENTTILA, A
    • Karhenen, P J
    • PIKKARAINEN, J
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00490973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM