Drink driving statistics

In the five years before 1987, more than 110 drivers and motorcycle riders who lost their lives each year had a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml. This has reduced to an average of 35 drivers and riders who lost their lives each year with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml from 2009-2013. Across 2014 and 2015 there were 48 drivers and riders who lost their lives with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml.

The proportion of drivers and motorcycle riders who lost their lives with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml has declined from 38% in 1987 to 17% in 2015.

Since 1997, Victoria Police have breath tested more than 23 million drivers and riders from Booze Bus operations, catching close to 75,000 drivers and riders with an illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) during this period.

The vast majority (99.6%) of drivers tested do not exceed their legal blood alcohol levels, however, in the last five years, close to one in five drivers and riders who lost their lives had a BAC greater than 0.05.

Drink drivers BAC graph 2015

In Summary

The majority (99.6%) of drivers tested did not exceed their legal blood alcohol levels, however, close to one in five drivers and riders who lost their lives in the last five years had a BAC greater than 0.05.

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