HC Deb 01 August 1961 vol 645 c165W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Transport, how many road accidents in the twelve months to the last convenient date led to conviction for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drink or drugs; and in how many of these cases human beings sustained injuries.

Mr. Marples

I regret that the information is available only for road accidents involving death or serious injury, and not for those involving slight personal injury or damage only. During 1960 there were 419 fatal and serious road accidents as a result of which a driver or rider of a motor vehicle was charged with a drink offence under the Road Traffic Acts, or would have been so charged had he not been killed or seriously injured. Comparable figures are not available for the number of convictions obtained.

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