Title: 'Tis the Season to be Merry: Drink-Driving at Christmas
Alcohol consumption in the UK increases by 40% in December
Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of British drivers admit to having taken a risk by drink driving at Christmas
This is despite THINK! spending £783,925 on their Xmas Drink-Drive Campaign in 2012
From Dec 1 2011-Jan 1 2012, 7,124 people were arrested for drink-driving, representing 4.55% of those breath tested.
December was the month with the joint highest number of drink-drive accidents (600, same as July & October)
The highest number of failed breath tests/refusal to give a specimen was between 00:00-03:00 on Sundays (2012)
Most drink drive accidents occur between 11pm and 2am - 22.6%
The number of failed breath tests/refusal to give a specimen for drivers and riders in reported accidents has fallen 49.3% (8,104 to 4,112) from 2002 to 2012
Estimated total accidents as a result of drink driving has fallen from 31,430 in 1979 to 9,990 in 2012 (fall of 68.2%).
The estimate of people killed as a result of drink driving has fallen from 1,640 in 1979 to 280 in 2012.
However, last year saw the highest number of accidents and casualties since 2009.
15% of drivers and riders killed in accidents in 2011 were over the blood alcohol limit.
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