Consultation outcome

Drink driving: monitoring data

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Response to statistical consultation on the Department for Transport's drink drive statistics

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises the responses received to the public consultation on the Department for Transport’s drink drive statistics and sets out the response and next steps from the Department for Transport.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on options to improve the processes used to make provisional annual estimates of drink drive casualties.

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Consultation description

We currently publish annual provisional estimates of drink drive casualties around 6 months after the end of each year. These statistics are then revised and finalized a year later, based on more complete data.

We have become aware of limitations in the accuracy of the provisional estimates and are proposing changes to improve future processes and are seeking your views as to the best option. The options are to:

  • retain provisional statistics with their current form and timing
  • stop publishing provisional statistics entirely
  • delay provisional statistics to later in the year to allow a larger, more representative sample to be gathered
  • adjust the estimates to account for the bias
  • produce the estimate as a range, rather than a single “best” estimate

Documents

Monitoring drink driving: a statistical consultation on the Department for Transport's drink drive statistics

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Published 24 July 2014
Last updated 18 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Response to the public consultation on the Department for Transport's drink drive statistics.
  2. First published.