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Drink-Driving Accidents

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are, for each year since 1975, the figures for deaths caused by drink and driving accidents; and if he will make a statement.

Deaths in road accidents where a driver or rider had a blood-alcohol count in excess of 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood are given in the table.

Fatalities in road accidents where a driver or rider had a blood-alcohol level in excess of 80 mg per 100 ml of blood: Great Britain 1979 to 1985
Number
19791,550
19801,400
19811,350
19821,450
19831,050
19841,100
19851,000
There has been a welcome downward trend. Drinking and driving remains one of our most serious road safety problems.Data are not collected on the causes of road accidents.