National Statistics

Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2012

Final estimates for personal injury drink drive accidents in Great Britain in 2012.



Main results

The latest estimates show that:

  • 230 people were killed in drink drive accidents in 2012, which was not significantly different from 2011
  • jointly with 2010 and 2011, drink drive deaths in 2012 were the lowest since detailed recording began in 1979
  • 1,200 people were seriously injured in drink drive accidents in 2012, a 6% fall from 2011. Slightly injured casualties rose by 1%, to 8,510
  • drink drive accidents accounted for around 13% of road deaths and 6% of killed or seriously injured casualties in 2012
  • drink drive deaths and serious injuries in 2012 were both around 85% down on 1979

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