Denmark: Vast majority of traffic accidents at night are alcohol-related

Two out of every three night-time traffic-related accidents in Denmark are alcohol-related, according to a new report from the road accident commission Havarikommissionen for Vejtrafikulykker (HFV).

Previous reports showed that about one fifth of the night-time accidents were alcohol-related, so HFV has recommended increased police controls on rural roads at night and the requirement for convicted drink drivers to have an Alcolock installed in their vehicles.

“The analysis showed that accidents that occur at night have some unique characteristics,” said Mette Fynbo, the head of HFV. “The road users’ behaviour is heavily influenced by their social lives being most active at night-time.”

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