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National Statistics: Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2018

Provisional estimates on personal injury drink drive accidents in Great Britain for 2018.

National Statistics: Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2018

Published: 12 February 2020
By Chris Haycock



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Provisional estimates of casualties in accidents involving at least one driver or rider over the drink-drive limit in Great Britain for 2018 show that:

  • between 220 and 270 people were killed in drink-drive accidents, with a central estimate of 240 fatalities
  • the reduction in drink-drive fatalities since 2017 is not statistically significant, continuing a period of stability recorded since 2010
  • an estimated 8,700 people were killed or injured in drink-drive accidents
  • the total number of accidents where at least one driver was over the alcohol limit rose by 4% to 5,900

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

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