Five-year update on the occurrence of alcohol and other drugs in blood samples from drivers killed in road-traffic crashes in Sweden.

@article{Jones2009FiveyearUO,
  title={Five-year update on the occurrence of alcohol and other drugs in blood samples from drivers killed in road-traffic crashes in Sweden.},
  author={Alan Wayne Jones and Fredrik C. Kugelberg and Anita Holmgren and Johan Ahlner},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2009},
  volume={186 1-3},
  pages={
          56-62
        }
}
According to statistics provided by the Swedish National Road Administration (Vägverket), a total of 1403 drivers were killed in road-traffic crashes in Sweden between 2003 and 2007. Forensic autopsies were performed in approximately 97% of all deaths and specimens of blood and urine were sent for toxicological analysis. In 60% of cases (N=835) the toxicology results were negative and 83% of these victims were men. The blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was above the legal limit for driving (>0… CONTINUE READING
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