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Drink Drive remains a concern

28 July 2022

UK DfT has published estimates for Drink-Drive casualties for 2020 - these show that between 200 and 240 people were killed in collisions in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit, with a central estimate of 220 deaths.

The central estimate is the lowest since 2015 – and down 4% from 230 in 2019.

However, it must be remembered that 2020 was a year heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which also saw the total number of road deaths fall by 17% and traffic levels drop by 21% when compared to the previous year.

This means that the percentage of drink-drive fatalities – as a proportion of all fatalities – increased to 15%, the highest figure in more than a decade.

Law enforcement and public awareness remain as important as ever. Further comment and information from Road Safety GB is availavle here.

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