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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2011 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels

This publication presents statistics on personal injury accidents in 2011 on public roads (including footways) in Great Britain, which became known to the police within 30 days.

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

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This publication presents statistics on personal injury accidents in 2011 on public roads (including footways) in Great Britain, which became known to the police within 30 days.

These are provisional statistics on accidents reported to the police involving drinking and driving in Great Britain in 2011, according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The figures also include final estimates for 2010 and more detailed statistics on drink driving accidents and casualties will be available in Article 3 of Reported Road Casualties Great Britain - Annual Report, due for publication in September 2012.

Key points

Provisional 2011 drink drive estimates show:

  • Fatalities resulting from drink and drive accidents increased by 12% from 250 in 2010 to 280 in 2011, and seriously injured casualties rose by 3% from 1,250 to 1,290.
  • Casualties sustaining slight injuries from drink drive accidents also increased by 3% from 8,210 to 8,430. This is the first increase observed in killed or seriously injured from drink and drive accidents since 2002.
  • Overall, total casualties resulting from drink and drive accidents rose by 3% from 9,700 to 9,990.
  • The number of fatal drink and drive accidents rose to 260 in 2011, an increase of 18% relative to 2010.
  • Overall drink and drive accidents rose by 2% from 6,630 to 6,730.
    Fatalities resulting from drink and drive accidents represented 15% of all road fatalities in 2011 (6% of serious injuries).

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Published 16 August 2012