National Statistics: Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2018
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.
Published 12 February 2020