The number of collisions on UK roads involving at least one driver or rider over the legal drink-drive limit has risen 3%, according to the latest Government figures.
Final estimates of casualties in collisions involving at least one driver or rider over the drink-drive limit for 2018 (latest figures available) show that:
- between 220 and 260 people were killed in drink drive collisions, with a central estimate of 240 fatalities
- an estimated 8,680 people were killed or injured in drink drive collisions
- the total number of collisions where at least one driver or rider was over the alcohol limit rose by 3% to 5,890