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Drink-driving

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrian deaths in road accidents there were where the pedestrian had over 100 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood in each year since 2003; and what percentage of all pedestrian road accident deaths in (a) England and (b) each region this represents in each case. (97636)

The number of pedestrian deaths where the pedestrian had a blood alcohol content over 100mg per 100ml and the percentage of all pedestrian road accident deaths in each region this represents are not available. Estimates of the percentage of pedestrian fatalities aged 16 and over in England who had over 100 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood are given in the following table. No data are yet available for 2005.

Pedestrian fatalities aged 16 and over: England 2003 -04

Percentage of sample with blood alcohol content over 100mg/100ml

Sample size

2003

33

254

2004

37

229

Source: Coroners' data