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Road Safety Authority. [Road Safety Authority] Over a third of road user fatalities have a positive toxicology for alcohol. (16 Mar 2021)

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• 39% of driver fatalities had a positive toxicology for alcohol.
• Young men significantly overrepresented in road user fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol
• Almost two-thirds of road user fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol, took place Saturday – Monday.
• 8,159 drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2020.

Research published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) reveals that the presence of alcohol is still a major factor in fatalities on Irish roads. These findings are being shared ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day period as the RSA and An Garda Síochána appeal to all road users not to drink and drive. The Road Deaths and Alcohol 2013-2017 report focuses on road user fatalities who had a positive toxicology for alcohol2 at the time of the collision. The research reveals that, of the 600 road user fatalities with a toxicology result available, 219 or 36.5% had a positive toxicology for alcohol. Of the 219 road user fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol, 135 or 62% were drivers/motorcycle drivers....

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