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Victoria's 'booziest' sporting day revealed

Posted by: Michael James | 1 November, 2012 - 7:39 AM
Melbourne Cup tops the sporting calendar for alcohol intoxication.

A new study has revealed that Melbourne Cup day is the ‘booziest day’ on the Victorian Sporting Calender.

VicHealth, Eastern Health and Turning Point analysed data from ambulance, emergency departments, police and traffic accidents taken between 2000 and 2009.

They concluded that Cup Day is the worst for alcohol intoxication and assaults, with the AFL Grand Final a close second.

Dr Belinda Lloyd from the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre told Ross and John there are a number of reasons why Melbourne Cup Day takes out the top spot in the study. 

"I think that there a few things happening, we certainly have a culture of drinking and drunkenness associated with that particular event,"

"Combing that with the public holiday it certainly appears to be a time that people don’t necessarily think about the consequences of their actions, and unfortunately there can be come really serious outcomes" she said.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Will be interesting to see how many elegantly dressed females in their killer heels get pissed off their faces and make big idiots of themselves. Then they get carted off to hossy and take a bed from someone who is really ill.

    GIW Saturday 3 November, 2012 - 11:44 AM
  • Dan, you forgot bastard petrol companies put up their petrol before long weekends (its just gone up to $1.50 per litre)

    Jane Thursday 1 November, 2012 - 5:34 PM
  • Like Dave said, I just can't believe that people actually get paid to come up with garbage like this. How can I get a job analysing data? I'll tell you what, I'll give you some of mine for free.

    People tend to stay up late on new years eve.
    People tend to eat a lot of chocolate on Easter Sunday.
    The traffic is always a nightmare on the Thursday before Good Friday.
    People tend to go shopping for presents at Christmas time.
    There's never enough grand final tickets.
    Politicians tend to go overseas to warmer climates during our winter.
    People who live in poor neighbourhoods tend to eat more takeaway food.
    There are more poker machines in poor neighbourhoods than in affluent ones.

    Now, how much have I saved the government by telling them this?

    And thank you 3AW for keeping us informed of all the really important news that we can't live without.

    Dan from Wheelers Hill Thursday 1 November, 2012 - 3:12 PM
  • as usual , 3AW is on top of the world news.. highly intelligent , informative articles..Who needs The Guardian or AlJazeera when you have your own , aussie made , legend , best in the best country in the world 3AW .

    bruce smith Thursday 1 November, 2012 - 1:13 PM
  • Its all about look at moi syndrome with the 20 yr old male and female bracket they really have no idea how stupid they look when they get drunk and disorderly Kath and Kim definately had it right with that one.

    poptart Thursday 1 November, 2012 - 11:53 AM
  • Really.. wow how much were these people payed to find this result... I could have told them that and I would have only charged them a slab.

    David Thursday 1 November, 2012 - 8:28 AM

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