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Alcohol-Related Crashes Are Less Likely Near Pubs

Motor vehicle crashes are more likely to be alcohol-related if they are further away from on-premise alcohol outlets such as bars and pubs, according to research by the Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC).

The research, presented at the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference in Perth, found that a crash was more likely to involve alcohol as the distance to on-premise alcohol outlets increased.

Lead author Dr Michelle Hobday of C-MARC said the research “suggests that police enforcement, including random breath testing, should take place closer to residential areas, particularly in the early hours of the morning, as well as near areas containing large numbers of alcohol outlets.”