Agents of the Local Police of Totana have arrested during the past year 2019 a total of 103 people for crimes against road safety, of which 71 of them were for exceeding the maximum allowed rate, 6 for refusal to undergo the tests of detection and 26 for driving the vehicle without permission.
According to the annual report made by the Local Police Headquarters, of these were 101 men and 2 women, and 23 of them were of Spanish nationality, 50 natives of Ecuador, 20 of Bolivia, 1 of Armenia, 2 of Morocco, 2 of Pakistan, 2 from Paraguay, 1 from Portugal, 1 from Romania and 1 from Ukraine.
Around 25% of all road deaths in Europe are related to alcohol, while approximately 1% of the total kilometers traveled are driven by people with 0.5 g / l of blood alcohol or more , according to data from the European Observatory for Road Safety (ERSO),
As the concentration of alcohol in the blood (BAC) increases in the driver, the accident incidence rate also increases.
The increase in the accident incidence rate resulting from an increase in the breathalyzer rate is progressive.
Compared to a sober driver, the accident incidence rate of a driver with a breathalyzer rate of 0.8 g / l (this being the legal limit in 3 of the 25 EU member states, in Spain is 0, 3 g / l), is 2.7 times greater than that of a sober driver.
When a driver has a breathalyzer rate of 1.5 g / l his accident incidence rate is estimated to be 22 times higher than that of a sober driver.
Not only does the accident incidence rate increase rapidly with the increase in the breathalyzer rate, the accident also becomes more serious.
With a breathalyzer rate of 1.5 g / l the incidence rate of fatality accidents is approximately 200 times higher than when it comes to drivers who have not ingested alcohol.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana