Tagged: DUI

NEWS: Germany on Father’s Day: Alcohol Fuels Highest Road Traffic Toll

Data from the Federal Statistical Office show that in Germany alcohol fuels highest road traffic toll on Father’s Day. In 2019, there were 263 alcohol-related road traffic accidents on Father’s day compared to the 98 on other days. In 160 of the alcohol-related accidents, people were injured…

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NEWS: Australia: More Alcohol, Higher Speed Fuel Bigger Road Toll

COVID-19 physical distancing measures mean more people are staying at home and working from home and only on the roads for essential needs. This has lead to a drop in Traffic in Australia. However, despite the reduced traffic – or because of it – there are more road traffic injury and death. Experts say its due to driving under the influence of alcohol and high speeds due to low traffic…

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REPORT: How to Effectively Decrease Alcohol-Related Crash Fatalities and Injuries

In Chile, concomitant decreases of alcohol-related crashes were observed after two state interventions were implemented but not with the introduction of Uber. Relationships between public policy interventions, ridesharing and motor vehicle alcohol-related crashes differ between cities and over time, which might reflect differences in specific local characteristics…

REPORT: Lower BAC Crash Fatalities Account for Significant Part of All Alcohol-Involved Road Deaths

From 2000 to 2015, there were 612,030 MVC fatalities in the U.S., of which 223,471 (37%) occurred in crashes involving 1 or more drivers with a positive BAC. Of these, 33,965 (15% of alcohol-involved crash fatalities or 6% of all fatalities) were from an MVC involving a BAC >0.00% but <0.08%. Lower BAC crash fatalities accounted for a meaningful proportion of all alcohol-involved MVC fatalities. The number of fatalities generally increased with increasing BAC level. In adjusted analyses, a 10 percentage point increase in the restrictiveness of the state policy environment was associated with reduced odds of alcohol involvement in crash fatalities at BACs >0.00% but <0.08% vs 0.00%...

REPORT: The Potential Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on Alcohol Consumption and Driving Under the Influence 

The results suggest that the introduction of AVs is likely to reduce driving under the influence (DUI) rates while facilitating greater participation in heavy episodic alcohol use. This will constitute a challenge to policymakers in their efforts to minimise alcohol‐related harms…

EVENT: 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, is a milestone in global road safety. It is an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons learned, chart future strategic directions for global road safety and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies to save lives…

REPORT: Effects of Alcohol Trading Hours on Assault and Unintentional Injury

On balance, this review augments existing evidence that harm typically increases after extensions in on-license alcohol trading hours. It provides new evidence that alcohol-related harm decreases when on- and off-license trading hours are restricted…

NEWS: South Africa: Improved DUI Laws Coming

Improved laws to stop driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol will be coming by June this year for South Africa. The plans to reduce blood alcohol content (BAC) was announced by the president in October 2019. The  new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill was also signed into law in the same period in 2019…

NEWS: EU: Zero Tolerance Could Prevent 5000 Alcohol-Related Road Deaths

A new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol could prevent up to 5000 alcohol-related road traffic deaths. The EU has recently set a target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on the road by half by 2030. According to estimates, A quarter of the 25,000 EU road deaths each year are likely to be linked to alcohol, according to European Commission estimates…

REPORT: How Did a Lower BAC Limit Affect Bar Trade and Drinking Practices?

Opposition to legislative measures that impact on commercial interests is often strong and receives significant public attention. This study found that Scottish businesses that adapted to the BAC limit to drive change reported little long‐term economic impact. These findings are of international relevance as potential BAC limit reductions in several other jurisdictions remain the subject of debate, including regarding the impact on business…