Too often pedestrians who are injured on Scotland's roads, especially after 10pm, are found to be under the influence of alcohol or some form of drugs. The run up to Christmas is a peak time for accidents involving drunk walkers.
Motorists should take extra precaution and care due to the unpredictable nature of a drunken walker. They are far more likely to veer off the pavement onto the road or cross the road without checking fully for passing traffic.
There have been quite a number of cases involving drunken pedestrians. Often there is an element of contributory negligence but ultimately car drivers are responsible and need to show due care and attention when passing near to a drunken pedestrian.
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