New research has revealed which boroughs in London see the highest proportion of road collisions involving alcohol and drugs each year – with Bexley named the most affected with Ealing being in the lowest three.
The findings by rehab provider Abbeycare come following an analysis of the latest drink drive collisions and casualties data from the Department for Transport and Ealing has emerged as one of the lowest with only 3.2% of all collisions involving intoxicated drivers. Only Hackney at 2.8% and Islington at 2.0% are lower in London.
In the findings, borough neighbours to Ealing have higher levels of incidents with Hillingdon at 8.7%, Hounslow 7.5%, Brent 6.4%, Harrow 5.8% and Hammersmith & Fulham at 5.4%.
Speaking about the findings, an Abbeycare spokesperson said: “Which boroughs see a higher incidence of drunk and drug driving depends on a variety of factors, including the number of establishments in each that serve alcohol, the prevalence of antisocial behaviour generally, and the road conditions.”
They added: “As we near the festive period and more of us are making spontaneous plans to celebrate after work, it’s key that we consult public transport options like the underground and taxis to avoid any temptation to drive under the influence. Local authorities may also wish to implement deterrents like additional fines or police patrols to further minimise the risk.”
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