Accident - Influence of Alcohol

01 Sept 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.