Drink driving

Title: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: Estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels: 2014 (final) and 2015 (provisional)

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 17th August 2016
Date published/launched: August 2016

Final figures for 2014 show that 240 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over the drink drive limit in Great Britain, unchanged from 2013.

The figures confirm that around 13% of all road deaths in 2014 were drink drive related, again unchanged from a year earlier.

The figures also show a statistically significant decrease in the number of seriously injured casualties in drink drive collisions, which fell by 3% to 1,070.

In terms of gender, 77% of those killed or seriously injured (KSI) in drink-drive collisions during 2014 were male.

With regard to longer term trends, the DfT says that due to the uncertainty associated with drink drive deaths, it cannot be concluded that there has been any change in drink drive deaths since 2010.

The report also publishes first provisional estimates for 2015 which suggest there were between 200 and 290 deaths in drink drive accidents.

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