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Kervick, Aoife (2018) Pedestrian fatalities on Irish roads: examining 2008-2015. Dublin: Road Safety Authority.

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Key preliminary findings of the research from available information show that:

  • Pedestrian risk increases with age. The highest number of pedestrian fatalities was in the 75+ age group.
  • The majority of pedestrian fatalities take place in darkness. For pedestrians killed in the hours of darkness, 98% were not wearing any high-visibility clothing. Between 12am and 5am over the weekend is a key risk period.
  • 1 in 2 pedestrians killed on roads had consumed alcohol. Just over half of these pedestrians had a blood alcohol concentrate that was very high, more than 4 times the legal driving limit. The majority of pedestrian fatalities overall take place on urban roads, but more pedestrian fatalities where the deceased had consumed alcohol take place in rural areas.
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
October 2018
Pages
26 p.
Publisher
Road Safety Authority
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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