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Driving Under Influence: Accidents

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the number of road traffic accidents associated with binge drinking in the latest period for which figures are available. (206017)

Information on personal injury road accidents associated with binge drinking is not available.

The provisional number of reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one driver/rider over the legal alcohol limit in Great Britain in 2006 was 9,390. Information is not available for damage only road accidents.

Further information on drinking and driving in reported personal injury road accidents is available in the ‘Drinking and driving’ article in ‘Road Casualties Great Britain 2006’ available at

http://www.dft.gov.uk/162259/162469/221412/221549/227755/rcgb2006v1.pdf.

Copies of the report have been deposited in the Libraries of the House.