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The council for Safe Traffic: We can't secure ourselves against vanvidsbilister

You can build as many lysreguleringer, chicanes and other speed humps measures on the Danish roads, but if the person behind the wheel choose to have a lethal behavior, so that it can be very.

How to conclude press officer at the Council for Safe Traffic, Søren Ørsted Pedersen, when the Additional Blade contacts the organization in the wake of the dødsulykken at Arlington on Sunday night.

- I would like to stress that I speak in general, because I have no actual knowledge to the accident in Arlington But when someone criticises the lack of security in specific places, so may I just say, that there has been invested massively to increase the security of the so-called black spots around Denmark.

- But no matter how much we do, then we can never guard ourselves against the dangerous behavior by building safety features. There can be only promotions and education to make a difference, says Søren Ørsted Pedersen.


It is the Danish road directorate and either the municipalities or the state, which assess and fund the needs for the road to increase security. But even though there are invested in just that, so is the number of fatal accidents in Denmark is increasing. While 171 people lost their lives in traffic in 2018, as the number rose by 16 percent to 199 trafikdøde in 2019.

Lack of attention takes first place as the cause, while speeding and drink driving takes 2. and 3. square. Nine out of ten drunk drivers are men.

- If you are passagér and have the slightest doubt about the driver's bac, then mix you, even if it is difficult, says Søren Ørsted Pedersen.

After the accident on Sunday evening the 26-year-old driver of the car explained that he had drunk four to five beers in the hours before the impact, while his companion and passenger in the car of the police said that the 26-year-old had drunk nine-ten beer.

the 112 - 29. jun. 2020 - pm. 15:14 Three killed in accident: a 26-year-old in custody

Three people lost their lives in the accident, in which a under the influence of alcohol 26-year-old man påkørte another car. Photo: Local Eyes

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