In the last 5 years 1 out of every 9 people killed on South Australian roads was a pedestrian with males and females being equally at risk. 30% of all pedestrians killed or seriously injured were Drinkwalkers with a BAC of 0.05% or more. 64% of Drinkwalkers aged 24-29 killed or seriously injured had a BAC of 0.08% or more.
In most crashes the pedestrian is at fault, however drivers have a responsibility to take care on the roads and watch out for hazards, whatever they may be.
Between 2004-2008 77% of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries were the result of a pedestrian not paying attention. Pedestrians however are not off the hook. They too must take responsibility for themselves and their mates when walking, especially at night after a few drinks.
% of seriously injured/killed Drinkwalkers with a BAC of .08 or above. Crashes 2004 - 2008, by age:
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