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Tag / Drink-driving

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:29 BST

RAC comments on the DfT latest estimates for road casualties arising from illegal levels of alcohol

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:21 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new estimates released today

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 09:15 GMT

New figures suggest millions of drivers are knowingly getting behind the wheel despite being over the limit

Motorists call for a drop in the drink-drive limit as law turns 50

Motorists call for a drop in the drink-drive limit as law turns 50

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2017 00:01 BST

Six in 10 (59%) drivers support a reduction in the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

RAC comments on DfT drink-drive casualty figures 2015

RAC comments on DfT drink-drive casualty figures 2015

News   •   Aug 03, 2017 14:27 BST

The figures reveal a stubborn plateau in the number of road casualties arising from alcohol related accidents since 2010

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

News   •   Mar 04, 2017 00:15 GMT

​ RAC comments on the LGA call for lower drink drive limit of 50mg highlighting the 11% increase in serious accidents between 2014 and 2015

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

News   •   Feb 02, 2017 10:39 GMT

Government estimates for drink-drive KSI road casualties in 2015 show statistically significant rise on 2014 figures

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 13:01 BST

The RAC's Nick Lyes comments on new data that shows an increase in the number of accidents caused by drink drivers in 2015

RAC statement on drink-drive road casualties data released today

RAC statement on drink-drive road casualties data released today

News   •   Aug 04, 2016 11:19 BST

The RAC comments on new data out today that shows drink-drive fatalities in Great Britain are plateauing

RAC comments on drink-drive accident figures confirmed today

RAC comments on drink-drive accident figures confirmed today

News   •   Feb 04, 2016 11:28 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer comments on figures that confirm the number of people killed as a result of drink-drive accidents has remained static for the last five years

RAC reaffirms motorist support for a single UK-wide drink-drive limit

RAC reaffirms motorist support for a single UK-wide drink-drive limit

News   •   Jan 29, 2016 09:58 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes comments on a private member's bill being debated today in the House of Lords, calling for a single UK-wide drink-drive limit. The Bill is supported by Alcohol Health Alliance UK

RAC responds to results of Christmas drink and drug-driving campaign

RAC responds to results of Christmas drink and drug-driving campaign

News   •   Jan 27, 2016 15:14 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer responds to new data from the National Police Chiefs' Council, which showed more drunk drivers were caught than ever before

RAC welcomes new road safety measures announced for Northern Ireland

RAC welcomes new road safety measures announced for Northern Ireland

News   •   Jan 15, 2016 11:30 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer comments on new road safety measures which have today been passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2015 00:01 GMT

More than a quarter of young motorists aged 17-24 – the equivalent of over 706,000 qualified drivers – think or know they have driven while over the drink-drive limit, according to research carried out for the RAC Report on Motoring 2015.

RAC reacts to new data on road casualties involving alcohol: "the need to find solutions is as pressing as ever"

RAC reacts to new data on road casualties involving alcohol: "the need to find solutions is as pressing as ever"

News   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:16 BST

The RAC's chief engineer, David Bizley, responds to Department for Transport data released today on the numbers of casualties caused by people drinking and driving

Drivers want rest of UK to follow Scotland’s lead by lowering the drink-drive limit

Drivers want rest of UK to follow Scotland’s lead by lowering the drink-drive limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2014 15:38 GMT

Motorists feel different limits are a bad idea that will cause confusion