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Road Accident Statistics

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing, for each year commencing with the year preceding that in which the breathalyser test was first in force, the number of persons killed in road accidents when in charge of a motor vehicle, classified according to appropriate levels of their blood alcohol count.

Sample data available from coroners (England and Wales) and procurators fiscal (Scotland) are given in the table:

Great Britain; 1978–85

per cent./number

Percentage exceeding BAC levels (in mg/100ml)

Year

9

50

80

100

150

200

Sample size

19784336313120211,043
19794436323021121,161
19804535313021121,148
19814334302921121,260
19824433232924141,474
19834032292821121,174
1984373026251681,227
19853729262417101,166