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13th European Night Without Accidents

13th European Night Without Accidents

October 19, 2019
32 cities nationwide take action
37 nightlife venues are participating

With a central message "alcohol and driving cannot be combined", the Panos Mylonas Institute of Road Safety (IOAS) is organizing, on Saturday, 19 October 2019, the 13th "European Night without Accidents" in 32 cities in Greece. The action is being carried out, as every year, at the same time as the great Pan-European event, aimed at informing and raising awareness of both drivers and the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Across Europe, 1 in 4 car-related deaths are due to driving under the influence of alcohol (ETSC). In our country, alcohol is one of the leading causes of fatal traffic accidents and serious injuries, with incidents increasing significantly during the weekend, due to late nights out, especially at a young age. Even more alarming is our fellow citizens' attitude towards driving and alcohol, with 9 out of 10 drivers reporting intoxication as the most important danger on the road, stating that they drive even when they have consumed 2.7 glasses, the highest average quantity of alcohol in Europe (Eurobarometer).