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Percentage of drivers killed in road accidents with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit in Great Britain from 1980 to 2016
High blood alcohol in drivers killed in accidents in Great Britain 1980-2016
This statistic shows the percentage of drivers killed in road accidents in Great Britain between 1980 and 2016 who had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit. Since 2000 the percentage has ranged between 19 and 26 percent with 21 percent of drivers killed in road accidents in 2016 found with an illegally high blood alcohol level.
Over the period of record, there has been a general trend of decline in the percentage of drivers with blood alcohol levels over the legal limit killed in road accidents in Great Britain, with the greatest share of drivers since 1985 being 26 percent in 2006.
Percentage of drivers killed in road accidents with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit in Great Britain from 1980 to 2016
Percentage of drivers killed in road accidents
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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1980 to 2016

Supplementary notes

The source specifies the following:
On the 5th December 2014 the limit in Scotland was reduced to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. It remains at 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood In England and Wales.

High blood alcohol in drivers killed in accidents in Great Britain 1980-2016
This statistic shows the percentage of drivers killed in road accidents in Great Britain between 1980 and 2016 who had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit. Since 2000 the percentage has ranged between 19 and 26 percent with 21 percent of drivers killed in road accidents in 2016 found with an illegally high blood alcohol level.
Over the period of record, there has been a general trend of decline in the percentage of drivers with blood alcohol levels over the legal limit killed in road accidents in Great Britain, with the greatest share of drivers since 1985 being 26 percent in 2006.
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