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Type: Journal article
Title: Countermeasures to the problem of accidents to intoxicated pedestrians
Author: Hutchinson, T.
Kloeden, C.
Lindsay, V.
Citation: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2010; 17(3):115-119
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1752-928X
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T.P. Hutchinson, C.N. Kloeden and V.L. Lindsay
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.
Keywords: Pedestrian safety; Alcohol and road safety; Intoxicated road users; Public drunkenness; Alcohol abuse
Description: Published by Elsevier B.V.
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
RMID: 0020100009
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2009.11.004
Appears in Collections:Centre for Automotive Safety Research publications

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