OECD: Alcohol and Road Traffic Accidents


Table 1: Average number of accidents (2001-2003) involving the persons under the influence of alcohol in compared to average total accidents occurred.

Italy has the least percentage of accidents involving the person under alcohol influence , while Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland and Hungary have more than 10% of their accident cases involving the persons under alcohol influence.

Table 2: Percentage of persons killed or injured as a result of accidents involving influence of alcohol from the total number of persons killed or injured from overall road traffic accidents.

The percentage of persons killed or injured in such accident is corresponding to the percentage of accident occurred in respective country. Denmark and Finland have very high percentage of people killed in accident as a result of alcohol influece, as high as 26.5% and 24.7% respectively. This is pretty much 1 out of 4 persons killed in traffic accident is due to that reason. UK and Germany has moderate high death count for the same factor as well.

Source: UNECE, Statistic of Road Traffic Accidents in Europe and North America Countries, 2001-2003.


  1. June 23, 2007 at 1:44 am

    […] Among the selected countries, people in Luxembourg think that driving under alcohol influence is slightly justifiable compared to others. This is followed by France and Portugal. On the other hand, people in Denmark, Hungary, Sweden and Finland think that driving under alcohol influence is never justifiable. May be this has something to do with their high fatality rate for traffic accident which involved alcohol as shown in the previous post here. […]

  2. abigail said,

    October 7, 2008 at 10:49 am

    this shouldnt hppen. no-one should drink alot.

  3. lauren and nicole said,

    October 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

    STOP IT! please ya will end up deaed

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