Driving under Influence: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Risby Lord Risby Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many road fatalities and accidents were caused by driving under the influence of drugs over the past five years.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The number of fatalities and reported personal injury road accidents where a police officer attended the scene of the accident and allocated the contributory factor “Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)” in Great Britain for the last 5 years can be found in the table below.

Reported road accidents and fatalities where the contributory factor "Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)" was allocated¹, Great Britain, 2015-2019

Year

Fatalities

Personal injury road accidents

2015

67

881

2016

92

1,054

2017

105

1,151

2018

85

1,321

2019

92

1,469

Source: DfT, STATS19

  1. to a driver involved in the accident by a police officer who attended the scene of the accident.

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