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Breath Tests

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the numbers of casualties in road accidents in which at least one driver or rider failed a roadside screening breath-test in (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland, during the years 1975, 1978 and 1981, broken down between fatal and non-fatal injuries.

Casualties in accidents in which at least one driver or rider failed the roadside screening breath test:

England and Wales, Scotland: 1975, 1978, 1981.

England and Wales

Scotland

Total

1975

Fatal47638514
Non-fatal19,8821,26021,142
Total20,3581,29821,656

1978

Fatal43276508
Non-fatal17,7752,03619,811
Total18,2072,11220,319

1981

Fatal41348461
Non-fatal16,9612,09619,057
Total17,3742,14419,518