Poland has a severe problem with drink driving, and it seems that one of the most successful Polish exports is exporting the problem abroad
Does anybody happen to have any statistics about the number of Poles caught drink driving? I see that in 2013 162,090 drivers were stopped over the alcohol limit. In 2012 it was 171,020 drivers and in 2011 183,488. But when we compare that to the number Bieggers has helpfully provided above, we can see that the problem here is much worse than in Ireland: 8,063 from a population of 4.3 million there and 162,090 for a population of 38.6 million here, meaning that Poland has a population nine times that of Ireland but has more than twenty times as many drunks driving.
Britain (with its own deeply established binge drinking culture with thousands killed and injured every year in drink-driving accidents and tens of thousands more convicted of drink-driving offenses)
Thanks for bringing the UK into the discussion. In the UK in 2015 there were 42,587 convictions for drink driving, from a population of 65.1 million. That means while the UK has 169% of the population of Poland, it has only 26% as many drunks driving.
I suppose the interesting thing would be to compare UK drink driving figures before and after millions of Poles moved to the rest of the EU. Does anybody know where those might be found? Sadly I don't think the DVLA releases statistics broken down into convictions by nationality.