Drink driving statistics

In the five years to 1987, more than 110 drivers and motorcycle riders that were killed each year had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) greater than 0.05g/100ml. This has dropped to an average of 40 drivers and riders killed each year over the last five years (2008-2012) with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml.

The proportion of drivers and  motorcycle riders killed with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml has declined from 38% in 1987 to 24% in 2012.

Since 1997, Victoria Police have breath tested more than 20 million drivers and riders from Booze Bus operations, catching close to 70,000 drivers and riders  with an illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over this period. 

Drink drivers BAC 2013 

 

In Summary

The majority (99.7%) of drivers and riders tested do not exceed prescribed blood alcohol levels, however, close to one in four drivers and riders killed in the last five years had a BAC greater than 0.05.

See the TAC drink driving campaigns.  

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