Extra! Korea

March 18, 2010

Drunken Drunk driving cost 969 lives, 685.5 billion won in 2008

Filed under: safety, traffic accidents — extrakorea @ 1:02 pm

In 2008, drunken drunk driving was associated with 26,873 traffic accidents (12.5 percent of the total number, 215,822). In them, 48,497 people were injured and 969 were killed. The cost to the nation was estimated to be 685.5 billion won.

Car accidents are the most common cause of death, and since over 60 percent of them take place near schools or residential areas, it’s not surprising that Korea has the third-highest rate of accident-related child deaths in the OECD.

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