National Statistics

Reported road casualties in Great Britain, estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2014

Personal injury drink drive accident estimates in Great Britain for 2014.



The second set of provisional estimates for 2014 shows:

  • between 210 and 270 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least 1 driver was over the drink drive limit, with a central estimate of 240 deaths. This is unchanged from 2013
  • the number of seriously injured casualties in drink drive accidents decreased by 2% from 1,100 in 2013 to 1,080. If this figure is confirmed in the final estimates published late this year, then this will be the lowest number of seriously injured casualties on record
  • the total number of casualties of all types in drink drive accidents is 8,220, down 1% on the 2013 figure. This will be the lowest total on record if confirmed in the final estimates later this year
  • the total number of drink drive accidents of all severities fell by 1% to 5,620

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Published 4 February 2016