Drink Drive Accident Statistics

Statistics on personal injury drink drive accidents in Great Britain final estimates for 2014 show:

  • between 220 and 260 people were killed in Great Britain where at least 1 driver was over the drink drive limit
  • the number of seriously injured casualties in drink drive accidents decreased by 3% from 1,100 in 2013 to 1,070
  • the total number of casualties of all types in drink drive accidents is 8,210
  • the total number of drink drive accidents of all severities fell by 1% to 5,620

Provisional estimates for 2015 show there were between 200 and 290 deaths in drink drive accidents. Source:

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: Estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels: 2014 (final) and 2015 (provisional) Published 4th August 2016