Jun 29, 2019 / Academic / 4:17 pm


A statistical analysis on the volume of people injured in drink drive accidents in the UK from 2002 to 2016 and the proportion of the UK citizens who could not clear their breath test by age after accidents in 2016 is depicted in the given charts.

As per the line graph, over these 14 years, the numbers of injured owing to drink drive accidents exhibited a declining trend, except an insignificant rise towards the end. In 2002, this was around 20,000, which halved by ten years and remained under that mark till 2016.

Turning to the rate of breath test failures, the most unsuccessful were the youths between the age 20 and 39. This ranged between 4.2 and 5.9%, of which the 25- 29 age group stood at the top, whereas the lower rate was shown by the older group (35-39). It is noted that as the age advanced, the failure rate shrank, and this hit a nadir of 1% in case of people over 70. However, the adolescent group had about 3% breath test failures in 2016.

Overall, it is clear that the drink drive injuries are decreasing in number in the UK over the period. However, the increased rate of breath test failures among the youth was alarming in the given year.

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