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The Real Cost Of Driving Home

THE REAL COST OF DRIVING HOME DRINK DRIVING CAUSES... 250 (4.4%) FATAL ACCIDENTS 880 (15.4%) SERIOUS INJURIES 4590 (80.4%) MINOR INJURIES TOTALLING 5710 FATALITIES CAUSED BY DRINK DRIVING SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY DRINK DRIVING 2008 - 350 2008 - 1280 2009 - 340 2009 - 1180 2010 - 220 2010 - 990 2011 - 220 2011 - 1040 2012 - 210 2012 - 960 2013 - 250 2013 - 880 One in eight road deaths result from crashes where the driver was over the drink-drive limit. A further 65 road deaths per year were caused by drivers who were under the drink-drive limit but who had significant amounts of alcohol in their blood. Experts have estimated that lowering the drink-drive limit to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood could save 65 lives and 230 serious injuries in Britain each year. According to a survey of 1,000 drivers by Brake and Direct Line, one in three UK drivers admit to driving after drinking any amount of alcohol in the last year. 60% of people think it takes at least 2 units of alcohol to affect them while 19% of A level of 20-50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood leaves drivers with a three times greater risk of dying in a car crash than those with no alcohol. people think it takes three to four, or more units to affect them. With a level of 50-80mg you are six times more likely and with 80-100mg, 11 times more likely. OF SELF REPORTED DRINK DRIVERS THE % OF PEOPLE IN 2013/14 WHO THINK THEY WERE OVER THE LEGAL ALCOHOL LIMIT AT LEAST ONCE IN THE LAST YEAR Age 16-19 Age 20-24 Age 25-29 Age 30-39 Age 40-49 5.2% Age 50+ 7.7% Of those self reported as having drink drove in the past year 8.1% of male drivers admitted to and 3.5% of female drivers also admitted. 8.9% 7.9% 5.7% 4.9% OF who fail breath tests following crashes are men, 75% DRIVERS 3 times as many as women! A total of 123,956 drivers were required to take a breath test in 2013, and 21,091 requests were made on a Friday between 8am and 7pm Of those people 3,727 (3%) either failed the breath test of refused to provide a specimen. Sources Department for Transport, Brake Report of the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law, Sir Peter North, 2010 Report 2012-14, Brake and Direct Line. Drink Driving: Fit to Drive For more information: Call 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993 or you can visit accident advice helpline

The Real Cost Of Driving Home

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In 2013 drink driving caused 250 fatal accidents, 880 serious injuries and 4590 minor injuries. The figure of serious injuries is steadily decreasing, but the figure of fatalities hasn’t moved much ...


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