Why Road Accidents Happen
- December 17, 2009
- Drinking Facts
Every time we go out on the streets, there is always a chance of getting into some kind of mishap. We could be careful drivers ourselves, but there might be a lunatic driving another car that forces us into an accident.
Some situations that lead to disaster on the roads are quite common, and repeatedly happen.
One frequent incident is when a driver falls asleep. Being too tired to drive at night in long stretches of road can actually lull you to sleep, and you end up waking in a hospital, bed, if you do wake up at all.
Racing cars on the streets is another usual scenario. Drivers are often guilty of speeding, for different reasons. Maybe some are in hurry to get somewhere. Others are just speed freaks and race with other cars to show who can go the fastest.
The Fact is…
Drunk driving is a significant statistic in road accidents. In Australia alone, the recorded incident in 2007, indicated 1,616 persons killed in 1,466 road crashes.
29% of all drivers and motorcyclists killed on Victoria’s roads over the last year were 0.05 g/100ml or over the BAC legal limit . The majority of drivers were really drunk, registering more than three times over the legal limit.
While drinking and driving is totally 100% preventable, people still do it, and people do die. Over 40% of all traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers. That statistic means that two in five vehicles that crash or are hit are driven by an intoxicated driver.
Many people believe that a couple of beers or some wine are fine to drive with compared to straight liquor. But, a “drink” is either one shot of liquor, a five-ounce glass of wine or one small (mid-strength) beer, all of which contain the same amount of alcohol.
2 Comments for this entry
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http://tinyurl.com/jesadring10781, February 8th, 2013 on 7:59 pm
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