drink driving


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drink driving

The 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).

Statistics (UK)
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.
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According to the latest statistics, drivers in this age group represented around a quarter of motorists involved in drink driving crashes.
In 2016, the 6,070 drink driving accidents resulted in a total of 9,040 casualties.
The fact is that drink driving incidents in London have increased by 45 per cent in just four years.
It is estimated reducing the limit would save at least 10 per cent of drink drive deaths a year, and in 2014 there were 40 deaths and serious injuries in the North East due to drink driving.
Across the country, an average of 1,000 under-18s have been convicted of drink driving every year since 2008.
Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard at the Drink Drive launch with the team from Coleg Menai who have made a short film to warn about the dangers of drink driving. Inset, Kieran Lea Arnold who died after his van was hit by drunk driver
This traffic offence continues to happen despite the fact that the UAE Federal Traffic Law prohibits drink driving or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Marchant, of Manchester, faces jail and a three-year ban after admitting drink driving at the city's magistrates court.
Says Kevin Delaney, head of road safety at the RAC Foundation: "Most of us are well aware of the problems of drink driving but little is said about the perils of drunk pedestrians.
Britain's Campaign Against Drink Driving is behind the plan.
At the same time last year, 4,128 people had been stopped, 571 breath tested, and 21 found to be drink driving.
Specialists at Click4reg.co.uk, have analysed data gathered from government figures, reviewing data from 2012-2016 to learn which regions, cities and towns in the UK have the most and least reported accidents caused by drink driving, where a police officer attended the scene.