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Accident - Influence of Alcohol

Sep 2017

Examples of accidents & crash tests

Sequence of events:
Due to excessive speed in combination with tires worn down to the minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm, the drunk driver of this car lost control of his vehicle on a wet road while negotiating a long right-hand bend. The car skidded on the left-hand side of the road, and the B-pillar and right rear door collided with a tree next to the road.


The driver suffered minor injuries, his two passengers suffered serious injuries.

Infuence of alcohol; excessive speed; insuffcient tire tread depth.

Avoidance measures, mitigation of consequences/ strategy for road safety measures:

  • Not driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Keeping within the speed limit and drive in a manner appropriate for the road and weather conditions.
  • Making sure that your car is fitted with high-quality tires with sufficient tread depth.
  • ESP could have prevented the accident within the limits of what is physically possible or reduced the severity of the consequences.

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