HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 c391W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in how many road

1968 1969 1970 1971
Drivers involved in:
Fatal or serious accidents 1,403 1,993 2,752 3,451
All injury accidents * 5,171 6,993 9,210
* Not available.

The rise in the number of drivers shown in the table reflects the increase in the number of breath tests required by the police and is not evidence that there has been an increase in drunken driving. No comparable information is available for the period prior to the introduction of breath tests.