Title: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2017
Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 3rd September 2019
Date published/launched: August 2019
The figures, published on 28 Aug, show that between 230 and 270 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit leading the DfT to produce a central estimate of 250 deaths.
The final estimate for 2017 is higher than in 2016 when there were 230 drink-drive fatalities although the DfT says the rise is not statistically significant.
It is also 25% higher than 2015 - when the central estimate was 200.
The figure is, however, lower than the DfTs initial estimate, published in February, of 290 drink-drive related deaths in 2017.
While drink-drive deaths increased, the number of people killed or injured in drink-drive collisions fell by 6% from 9,040 in 2016 to 8,600 in 2017.
The 2017 figure is similar to 2015 when there were 8,470 drink-drive related deaths and injuries.
The total number of collisions where at least one driver or rider was over the alcohol limit also fell, down 6% to 5,700.
Around 14% of all road deaths in 2017 were drink drive related, up 1% from the previous year.
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