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drink drivingThe preferred UK term for driving under the influence of alcohol. The US equivalent is drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI).
10% of all accidents with injury are caused by excess alcohol; 33% (66% if between 10 pm and 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights) of all drivers and motorcyclists killed have blood alcohol levels over the legal limit of 80 mg/100 ml. At double the legal limit, the relative accident risk is 20 times greater than that of a sober driver.