Drink driving

Title: Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 17th August 2012
Date published/launched: August 2012

Fatalities resulting from drink drive collisions increased for the first time in 10 years, by 12% in 2011 compared with 2010.

Fatalities resulting from drink drive collisions increased for the first time in 10 years, by 12% in 2011 compared with 2010.

‘Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels’, reveals that drink drive fatalities increased from 250 in 2010 to 280 in 2011; seriously injured casualties rose by 3% (from 1,250 to 1,290); and casualties sustaining slight injuries from drink drive collisions also increased by 3% (from 8,210 to 8,430).

Total casualties resulting from drink drive collisions rose by 3% (from 9,700 to 9,990); the number of fatal drink drive collisions rose by 18%; and overall drink drive collisions rose by 2% (from 6,630 to 6,730).

Fatalities resulting from drink drive collisions represented 15% of all road fatalities in 2011.

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