Although we’re all aware of how dangerous and illegal driving under the influence of alcohol is, drink walking can be just as deadly.
It’s so important that we organise safe transport home after a night out so we don’t place ourselves at risk.
According to RACQ data, the Queensland Police Service showed 63 pedestrians who were impaired by alcohol were killed in crashes between 2012 and 2017.
Walking home after having a few drinks is not always the safest option, especially if you’re walking alone or walking in a group that are all impaired by alcohol.
Over a 5 year period 160 pedestrians were hit and killed by cars and one third of these people had alcohol in their system.
While many people consider walking home safer than driving home after drinking, it can still be dangerous.
Remember that an alcohol impaired pedestrian would be suffering from impaired judgement, balance and coordination.