In the same time period, the number of accidents caused by drunk driving have been decreasing, as well. Despite a slight spike in 2016, figures for 2017 had roughly lowered by a third when compared to ten years ago. In 2016, the South East reported the most cases of drunk driving related accidents, 40 of which had been fatal. Across all age groups, male casualties higher than female casualties, with figures for those between the ages of 25 to 59 years being more than twice as high.
Judges in England and Wales concluded 179 court cases following dangerous, careless or drunken driving offences with guilty in 2016, a decline of nearly one hundred instances compared to 2011. In 2017, the number of car drivers failing breath tests in Great Britain amounted to 3,379, a slight decrease compared to the previous two years.
A survey conducted annually found that the share of people believing one should not drive when having drunk any alcohol has stayed relatively stable over the past eleven years.