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Drinking and Driving Statistics issued by DFT

8 August 2008

The Department for Transport has published provisional statistics on accidents involving drinking and driving in Great Britain in 2007, according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Provisional drink drive estimates show:

  • Fatalities resulting from drink drive accidents fell by 18% from 560 in 2006 to 460 in 2007, whilst seriously injured casualties fell by 11% from 1,970 to 1,760. Slight casualties, however, rose by 4% from 11,840 to 12,260. Total casualties rose by 1% from 14,370 to 14,480.
  • Fatal accidents fell by 16% from 490 to 410, although there was an overall increase of 2% in drink drive accidents from 9,400 to 9,620. Table A shows the number of accidents and casualties involving at least one driver/rider over the legal alcohol limit for GB in 1979 to 2007.

Further details are available here.