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Denmark-drink driving limit change

In 2012, 175 people died in traffic accidents, the lowest number since 1941, making Denmark one of the countries in the world with the lowest number of traffic-related deaths per capita.

However, the Traffic Safety Commission in its 2020 target report proposes the reduction of blood alcohol content drink driving levels from 0.05 to 0.02. The target report has three main goals: a reduction of injuries to a maximum of 120 people killed in traffic, a maximum of 1,000 seriously injured and a maximum of 1,000 slightly injured. Some 28% of all traffic deaths are solo accidents, many of them occurring in rural areas. Bicyclists account for 12% of traffic deaths, moped drivers 5% and pedestrians 16%.


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