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Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates

Provisional estimates for road casualties involving alcohol were published by the ONS on 12 February.The estimates for 2013 show that between 230 and 290 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain (where at least one driver was over the drink drive limit).
The current best estimate of the number of deaths in drink drive accidents for 2013 (where at least one
The total number of casualties of all types in drink drive accidents for 2013 was 8,290, down 17% on the 2012 figure.
In 2013/14, 5.9% of drivers admitted to driving when they thought that they might have been over the drink drive limit.
In 2013/14, 0.7% of drivers admitted to driving when they thought that they might be under the influence of illegal drugs driver over the limit) is 260. This represents about 15% of all deaths in reported road accidents in 2013. The figure is 30 casualties higher than in 2012, but this change is not statistically significant.
The number of seriously injured casualties in drink drive accidents decreased by 8% from 1,200 in 2012 to 1,100 in 2013.

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