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Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2016

Final estimates on personal injury drink drive accidents in Great Britain for 2016.

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2016 tables

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Final estimates of casualties in accidents involving at least one driver or rider over the drink-drive limit in Great Britain for 2016 show that:

  • between 220 and 250 people were killed in drink-drive accidents, with a central estimate of 230 fatalities
  • the increase in drink-drive fatalities since 2015 is not statistically significant, continuing a period of stability recorded since 2010
  • an estimated 9,040 people were killed or injured in drink-drive accidents, a rise of 7% since 2015
  • the total number of drink-drive accidents rose by 6% to 6,070 in 2016

Background information on how drink-drive estimates are calculated can be found in the methodology note.

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Published 9 August 2018