The number of drivers who died with alcohol or drugs in their system rose by 3.2% last year, compared to 2019 figures.
Nearly half of all drivers who died in road accidents last year had either alcohol or drugs in their system, official data released yesterday has shown.
In the latest study from the DGT’s National Road Safety Observatory – they reported that 48.7% of drivers who died behind the wheel had either consumed alcohol or had taken drugs.
Alcohol remains the most common substance found in the blood of deceased drivers, followed by cocaine and then cannabis. 95% of those who had consumed either were male with the majority between 25 and 54 years of age.