Half of the drivers who died last year in Spain had consumed alcohol or other substances, according to the conclusions of the annual report of the National Institute of Toxicology on the incidence of narcotic substances in traffic victims, presented this Wednesday. Alcohol is the substance most detected in the deceased, followed by cocaine and cannabis.
Prepared by the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF), the report has obtained its results from the autopsies carried out on 812 drivers who died in 2021 in traffic accidents, of which 90.6% were men and 9, 4% women, being the group between 45 and 54 years the most affected.
Of the 812 deceased, 401 tested positive, 49.5 percent, with alcohol as the most detected substance, in 69.8% of cases, followed by drugs (43.1%) and psychotropic drugs (23). .7%).
The Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, has called during the presentation of the Report to "combat" the "belief" in some drivers that "they think they have control of themselves and their reflexes" after having drunk alcohol or taken any drug.
The general data represents a slight increase compared to 2020, when, of the 597 drivers who died in accidents, 48.7% (291) tested positive for alcohol, drugs of abuse and/or psychotropic drugs, and had already consumed them in a regular way. isolated or combined substances.