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Alcohol-related drink drive fatalities and casualties in Great Britain

Provisional estimates from the UK Department of Transport show that in 2016, between 200 and 280 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit, with a central estimate of 240 deaths. The provisional estimate of fatalities for 2016 is higher than in 2015 and the provisional rise is statistically significant. However, the estimate for 2016 is very similar to the level during the years 2010 to 2014. An estimated 9,050 people were killed or injured when at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit. This represents a statistically significant rise from 8,470 in 2015, and is the highest number since 2012. The total number of collisions and accidents where at least one driver was over the alcohol limit rose by 6% to 6,080 in 2016 and is statistically significant. These statistics, however, especially the number of fatalities, are subject to considerable uncertainty. Final 2016 estimates, based on more complete data, will be published in August 2018. attachment_data/file/680051/illegal-alcohol-levelsprovisional- 2016.pdf

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