From: "Frank Bemelman"
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 16:08:15 +0100
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"Bill Sloman" schreef in bericht
> "Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
> > I guess you can also fall of the stairs, when drunk, causing
> > an "alcohol related accident".
> > BTW, most are killed by sober drivers.
> Are you sure? In the state of Victoria in Australia in the 1960's, the
> police surgeon John Birrell, put together the statistics on the blood
> alcohol levels of road accident victims as measured at autopsy, and found
> that something like a third of the victims had levels that would leave a
> social drinker incapable of walking, let alone driving. Heavy drinkers
> (alcoholics) can function ostensibly normally at these sorts of blood
> alcohols levels, and are heavily over-represented amongst road accident
Not sure, but I can hardly believe it's the other way around. The times
I went through the eye of the needle, and the times I didn't succeed
that, I was sober ;)
Perhaps I am misled by myself. The last 25 years are good for a total
of 1 million kilometers, and I have not seen 1 accident in that time
with deadly injured, at least not that it was obvious.
> Birrell is an interesting man - see page 9 of this document
> He wasn't allowed to publish his results for some reason, but was allowed
> give private lectures to groups and associations. I heard him tell his
> to a large group of Melbourne University students - some 500 - while I was
> student. He gave a lot of these lectures and had quite an effect on public
Perhaps the situation in 1960 was different.
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