Far fewer road users come to harm in spiritusulykker

Both in december and the rest of the year, the danes have been better to avoid spiritusulykker, according to new figures. in recent years there has been a lar

Far fewer road users come to harm in spiritusulykker

Both in december and the rest of the year, the danes have been better to avoid spiritusulykker, according to new figures.

in recent years there has been a large decline in the number of road users injured in spiritusulykker.

the Trend also applies in december, is a feast to the christmas parties. It shows figures from Statistics Denmark.

In 2008, there were 824 spiritusulykker, of which 56 occurred in december. In 2018 the total number down to 327, and 30 of them happened in December.

- the Decline in the spiritusulykker in decembertrafikken is a part of a larger trend, where the number of accidents in general have declined significantly over a number of years up to 2010, explains head of section Statistics Denmark Henning Christiansen in a press release.

In the Council for Safe Traffic estimates senior consultant Pernille Ehlers, there are several reasons that the number of spiritusulykker in traffic is declining.

She points, among others, to the Council for Safe Traffic in a number of years has run campaigns that have helped people to perceive drink driving as unacceptable.

- It discourages many from doing it, and it does, that it is better to intervene.

Penalties have also been increased significantly, and so have the police got more and better alkometre, so they can check multiple drivers in the traffic. It is all together something that works preventive, says Pernille Ehlers.

most christmas parties take place on Friday and Saturday. It has a certain importance in relation to when most spiritusulykker takes place in decembertrafikken.

Over the last ten years is 24 percent of all spiritusulykker in december with the injury, fallen on a Saturday. It makes Saturday the day of the month, which on average happens most spiritusulykker.

the following Sunday, where 20 percent of all spiritusulykker in december has taken place the last ten years, followed by Friday with 15 percent of the month's spiritusulykker.

- the Trend - perhaps not so surprising - that the most spiritusulykker takes place in weekenddagene Saturday and Sunday. This trend goes in the way again in all the months of the year, Henning Christiansen.

the Figures from Statistics Denmark only cover the spiritusulykker personal injury cases, where the police have been summoned.

This is part spiritusulykker, that alone comes to skadestuernes or the insurance company's knowledge, not in the numbers.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 16:00

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