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.