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Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2017

Final estimates for personal injury drink-drive accidents in Great Britain for 2017.

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2017 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 2017 show that:

  • between 230 and 270 people were killed in drink-drive accidents, with a central estimate of 250 fatalities
  • the increase in drink-drive fatalities since 2016 is not statistically significant, continuing a period of stability recorded since 2010
  • an estimated 8,600 people were killed or injured in drink-drive accidents, reverting to a similar level to 2015
  • the total number of drink-drive accidents fell by 6% to 5,700, reverting to a similar level to 2015

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

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Published 28 August 2019