Tagged: Road Traffic Injury

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: 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…

NEWS: Germany: Massive Harm yet No Policy Change

Despite the massive harm from alcohol in Germany yet there is no policy change. 7000 professional drivers with alcohol use disorder drive on the roads daily. Despite this harm the government is not willing to increase the 16-year legal age limit for alcohol purchase…

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…

NEWS: South Africa: Plans to Lower BAC Limit

The President of South Africa has announced that legal limit of blood alcohol content when driving will be lowered. The measure is intended to prevent and reduce alcohol-related road traffic injury – a serious obstacle to development. Meanwhile the Transport Minister has said the AARTO bill, recently signed into law will be implemented in June. He states the AARTO system will make sure the strictest action be taken against those who drive under the infleunce of alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Calls to Lower BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls to lower BAC limit in all states of USA to 0.05%. The NTSB cites several reasons why the move would benefit people and economy. It is estimated that lowering the BAC limit in every state to .05% could potentially save up to 1,790 lives a year…