Analys av rattfylleriolyckor: var och när sker olyckorna?

Download
Susanne Gustafsson

Minor roads shouldn’t be left unattended by the police when surveying drink-driving and extensive surveillance is needed during nighttime. These are the main conclusions of a VTI study concerning where and when alcohol-related traffic accidents occur.

The results of the study show that the proportion of alcohol-related fatal accidents of all accidents is about the same on urban and rural roads. Moreover, the proportion of alcohol related accidents is larger on ordinary roads, i.e. two-lane single carriageway with no central reservation, than on other road types on rural state roads.

Within the ordinary roads, alcohol-related accidents are more common on roads with speed limit 60-–70 km/h than on roads with speed limit 80-100 km/h and more common on second-class and third-class county roads than on other road categories. A similar pattern is seen in the results for severe accidents, but the differences with respect to speed classes and road categories are not as pronounced as for fatal accidents.

The results also show that 52 per cent of the alcohol related fatal accidents occur between 10 pm and 7 am and that the accident risk is considerably higher during the night than during the day. Drivers under the age of 25 are found in 53 per cent of all alcohol related fatal accidents during the night but only in 14 per cent during the morning and 10 per cent during the afternoon.

MEET US


5-6
Dec

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.

LATEST NEWS


2018-09-20

EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...


2018-08-28

EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU...


2018-08-21

Swedish organisations in EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash...


2018-06-13

International Conference on Electric Road Systems starts today

Electric Road Systems (ERS) is a relatively new concept with many initiatives on the way. To learn from each other and stimulate new collaborations the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged the first international conference...


2018-05-18

Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, one entire session presented a large survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey...


2018-05-17

Good results with alcohol interlock program according to Swedish study

An alcohol interlock program makes it possible for drink driving offenders to continue their everyday lives. In a Swedish study most of the participants were satisfied with the program and experienced improved health. They also reported drinking alcohol more...