Drink Related Deaths in Great Britain 2016
Estimated figures, published by the Department for Transport on 9 August, show that there were 230 drink-drive related deaths in Great Britain during 2016, a year-on-year rise of 15%.
The DfT does not believe that the estimate, which is higher than the 2015 figure, is statistically significant, and is lower than the DfT’s initial estimate of 240 drink-drive related deaths in 2016.
The figures also show that:
- An estimated 9,040 people were killed or injured in drink-drive collisions, a rise of 7% from 8,470 in 2015, the highest number since 2012.
- The total number of collisions where at least one driver or rider was over the alcohol limit also rose, up 6% to 6,070.
- Around 13% of all road deaths in 2016 were drink drive related, unchanged from the previous year.
The DfT has described the 2016 stats as ‘continuing a period of stability recorded since 2010’.