Response to the Department of Transport’s provisional estimates for drink-driving in 2019

Matt Lambert, CEO of the Portman Group, the social responsibility and regulatory body for alcohol in the UK, commented:

“It is encouraging to see that the provisional figures which show that both drink-drive accidents and casualties have fallen to record lows. This highlights the important progress achieved over recent decades where accidents have fallen by over half (54%) since 2000.”

“However, every death or injury which comes as a result of drink-driving is a tragedy, and is something the industry takes very seriously. The sector has stepped up to do their part by supporting educational programmes and designated driver campaigns, as well as creating low and no alcohol alternatives to help drivers stay safely within the law”.

1: Department of Transport, February 2021