Countermeasures to the problem of accidents to intoxicated pedestrians.

2009: TPHutchinson; CNKloeden; VLLindsay;

J Forensic Leg Med.2009;17(3):115-9.10.1016/j.jflm.2009.11.004.

NLM PMID: 20211448

Article abstract

A substantial part of the pedestrian accident problem arises from intoxicated pedestrians. Possible countermeasures are reviewed, organised into: (a) prevention of high levels of intoxication in pedestrians, (b) minimising pedestrian activity in the intoxicated, and (c) minimising risk of injury among intoxicated pedestrians. It is concluded that improved safety of intoxicated pedestrians is most likely to come about by making the environment safer for all pedestrians, drunk or sober. The measure that would be expected to have the greatest effect quickest is a reduced speed limit, especially in locations where traffic is busy and there are many pedestrians.

Research Topics
• Diseases
   Alcoholic Intoxication
   Alcoholism

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