HC Deb 28 July 1989 vol 157 c1103W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of crashes involving more than one vehicle resulting in death or serious injury to individuals without alcohol in their blood are caused by drivers with illegal blood alcohol levels in(a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 26 July 1989]: That information is not available in the form requested. Approximately 8 per cent. of fatalities in road accidents are of non-drivers in accidents where at least one of the drivers involved had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit, but many of these would themselves have had alcohol in their blood. The corresponding figure for serious injuries is 3 per cent.