Driving Offences

Mr Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many motorists were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of (i) failure to accord correct precedence at pedestrian crossings, (ii) failure to comply with traffic signs, (iii) speeding offences, (iv) driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs, (v) reckless driving and (vi) driving while disqualified in each police force area in each of the last five years; [129205]

(2) how many drivers were fined for speeding in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force area in each of the last three years; and how much was paid in fines for speeding in each police force area in each year; [129239]

(3) how many fines for motoring offences were issued after (a) an offence was recorded on a traffic camera and (b) a fixed penalty notice was issued by a police officer in each police force area in each of the last five years; and what the aggregate value of the fines was in each category. [129240]

Jeremy Wright: Defendants proceeded against at magistrates court and found guilty at all courts for selected motoring offences, by police force area in England and Wales, from 2007 to 2011, can be viewed in table 1. Charging data are not centrally collated by the Ministry of Justice, therefore prosecution data have been provided.

Offenders sentenced to a fine, the total amount issued in fines and the average fine value for selected motoring offences, by police force area in England and Wales, from 2007 to 2011, can be viewed in table 2. Data on the payment of fines for specific offences are not held centrally by the Ministry of Justice.

Data on fixed penalty notices issued for motoring offences, for the period 2007 to 2010, are published in the Home Office annual statistical release, “Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales, 2010/11”, which is available online at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/police-powers-procedures-201011/.

The number of non-endorsable (usually £30) and endorsable (£60) fixed penalty notices issued, broken

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down by offence category are shown in Table FPN.03, while the number detected by camera are shown in table FPN.05. Data for 2011 are scheduled to be published in spring 2013.

28 Nov 2012 : Column 400W

Data for 2006 and previous are published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Offences relating to motor vehicles”. Copies are available in the House of Commons Library.

Table 1: Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selected motoring offences, by police force area, England and Wales, 2007-11(1)
 Proceeded againstFound guilty
Offence/Police Force Area2007200820092010201120072008200920102011

Neglect of pedestrian rights (endorsable offence):

          

Avon and Somerset

91

41

72

71

70

87

34

67

63

65

Bedfordshire

23

16

26

17

16

19

16

25

17

16

Cambridgeshire

32

39

22

27

37

28

34

21

26

31

Cheshire

21

22

18

15

14

19

20

17

15

14

Cleveland

10

26

23

22

19

10

23

23

20

15

Cumbria

64

60

52

55

65

63

57

49

54

57

Derbyshire

45

33

30

19

14

45

31

28

17

13

Devon and Cornwall

46

49

55

40

25

43

44

50

38

24

Dorset

21

24

18

22

20

19

22

18

20

16

Durham

52

31

26

12

19

49

30

26

12

19

Essex

69

42

45

37

25

66

37

42

34

23

Gloucestershire

11

8

5

20

20

10

8

4

19

19

Greater Manchester

88

136

109

81

111

82

121

104

76

102

Hampshire

40

50

38

43

21

35

46

33

39

19

Hertfordshire

32

16

19

15

12

25

15

17

14

11

Humberside

26

20

62

57

49

21

17

57

51

43

Kent

34

41

47

32

35

32

36

45

29

33

Lancashire

9

29

71

43

63

7

25

67

33

58

Leicestershire

16

16

27

24

16

13

15

26

22

13

Lincolnshire

26

31

10

11

11

25

30

10

10

11

London City of

7

9

4

6

6

7

7

3

6

5

Merseyside

89

127

146

201

162

85

120

135

175

145

Metropolitan Police

135

218

292

322

336

119

182

263

279

300

Norfolk

22

19

12

11

10

18

16

9

10

9

Northamptonshire

21

9

19

11

14

17

9

19

10

14

Northumbria

81

69

57

53

48

74

64

52

47

38

North Yorkshire

21

27

22

20

24

19

26

20

20

19

Nottinghamshire

27

16

35

28

15

21

12

30

23

14

South Yorkshire

56

59

60

76

46

52

56

54

65

43

Staffordshire

21

36

14

16

17

19

24

12

14

17

Suffolk

3

13

20

12

5

3

12

18

11

5

Surrey

71

92

76

124

73

70

87

74

121

72

Sussex

21

59

36

45

49

17

56

34

43

45

Thames Valley

62

59

63

24

19

54

52

53

20

18

Warwickshire

8

6

10

6

2

6

5

10

5

2

West Mercia

29

29

19

19

10

23

25

14

18

10

West Midlands

120

164

171

134

80

109

146

149

124

69

West Yorkshire

86

82

97

81

82

75

67

77

68

63

Wiltshire

5

3

9

10

3

5

3

9

9

3

Dyfed Powys

18

19

6

9

14

15

18

5

7

14

Gwent

15

14

23

20

30

12

12

21

19

28

North Wales

11

12

7

8

6

7

8

4

7

6

South Wales

71

39

53

30

42

60

38

48

28

37

England and Wales

1,756

1,910

2,026

1,929

1,755

1,585

1,706

1,842

1,738

1,578

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28 Nov 2012 : Column 402W

Failing to comply with traffic signals not detected by camera:

          

Avon and Somerset

15

22

5

2

12

20

3

1

Bedfordshire

1

3

2

2

Cambridgeshire

64

29

21

22

7

58

27

11

21

6

Cheshire

15

10

6

1

15

6

4

Cleveland

10

7

4

2

9

5

3

2

Cumbria

4

5

1

1

4

4

1

Derbyshire

34

10

3

4

34

7

2

4

Devon and Cornwall

15

12

4

1

14

7

3

Dorset

29

3

7

1

25

1

5

Durham

6

1

1

2

1

1

Essex

4

6

1

2

4

5

1

1

Gloucestershire

15

7

1

15

5

14

7

1

13

3

Greater Manchester

1,479

626

2

15

2

1,392

602

1

6

2

Hampshire

21

7

52

96

112

20

6

31

92

111

Hertfordshire

196

14

6

11

1

181

10

3

5

1

Humberside

97

4

1

4

92

1

1

3

Kent

5

7

2

3

4

6

1

1

Lancashire

5

5

1

4

4

Leicestershire

31

9

5

4

28

7

1

Lincolnshire

138

90

3

2

131

82

2

1

London City of

77

16

1

1

71

13

1

Merseyside

356

45

10

4

316

34

7

3

Metropolitan Police

523

83

35

20

2

465

58

27

11

2

Norfolk

89

31

2

1

80

27

1

Northamptonshire

2

6

3

5

2

2

4

2

5

Northumbria

134

59

4

8

111

49

2

2

North Yorkshire

5

5

5

3

4

4

4

3

Nottinghamshire

2

3

13

10

1

2

1

8

5

1

South Yorkshire

153

51

5

5

137

48

1

4

Staffordshire

3

13

2

4

3

10

1

Suffolk

44

4

3

37

3

3

Surrey

491

322

2

457

297

Sussex

53

44

4

1

43

39

3

1

Thames Valley

178

11

4

5

144

6

2

5

Warwickshire

1

3

1

3

1

West Mercia

10

8

1

2

7

3

1

West Midlands

483

304

15

11

417

255

10

7

West Yorkshire

463

420

4

1

394

368

4

Wiltshire

31

5

1

1

29

3

1

Dyfed Powys

153

99

1

140

87

Gwent

28

11

3

5

28

11

4

North Wales

102

111

3

90

88

3

South Wales

51

33

3

3

46

27

1

1

England and Wales

5,604

2,567

251

285

134

5,060

2,247

155

209

128

Speeding offences:

          

Avon and Somerset

6,144

4,396

5,037

4,874

5,947

5,669

4,078

4,613

4,177

4,846

Bedfordshire

4,562

2,816

1,989

1,455

1,245

4,175

2,492

1,901

1,370

1,164

Cambridgeshire

4,366

4,315

3,543

2,657

2,625

4,055

3,977

3,359

2,502

2,455

Cheshire

3,048

2,825

2,937

3,015

2,434

2,904

2,753

2,706

2,891

2,228

28 Nov 2012 : Column 403W

28 Nov 2012 : Column 404W

Cleveland

1,349

867

595

775

1,281

1,168

764

527

685

1,153

Cumbria

2,541

2,050

2,109

1,651

1,321

2,438

1,972

2,012

1,559

1,231

Derbyshire

2,805

2,181

1,572

984

926

2,726

2,098

1,495

947

881

Devon and Cornwall

4,228

3,041

3,024

2,231

2,161

3,835

2,821

2,807

2,040

1,973

Dorset

2,465

2,151

1,735

1,996

1,864

2,112

1,844

1,609

1,726

1,548

Durham

681

634

520

446

602

638

608

489

419

570

Essex

7,456

5,644

4,595

3,772

3,653

7,104

5,243

4,079

3,523

3,454

Gloucestershire

1,280

760

828

467

852

1,102

613

717

394

742

Greater Manchester

4,776

4,039

4,494

7,121

8,756

4,448

3,857

4,306

6,838

8,428

Hampshire

4,873

4,464

3,844

3,706

4,500

4,588

4,201

3,685

3,451

4,099

Hertfordshire

2,823

2,527

3,550

3,271

2,557

2,357

2,335

3,283

2,880

2,259

Humberside

2,655

1,497

3,497

2,925

2,887

2,152

517

3,272

2,689

2,711

Kent

3,282

2,248

3,058

3,665

3,260

3,140

1,934

2,672

3,203

3,094

Lancashire

7,852

7,566

6,223

4,853

5,081

7,290

7,156

5,758

4,569

4,776

Leicestershire

1,964

2,758

3,030

2,255

1,631

1,748

2,461

2,630

1,907

1,455

Lincolnshire

3,777

3,954

3,431

2,345

2,922

3,668

3,854

3,333

2,269

2,821

London City of

665

570

539

345

926

434

550

508

324

734

Merseyside

3,195

2,208

1,768

2,877

2,712

2,963

2,041

1,649

2,577

2,458

Metropolitan Police

6,181

10,353

10,191

9,316

9,493

5,687

9,841

9,694

8,887

9,028

Norfolk

2,740

2,630

2,683

2,892

2,306

2,643

2,544

2,616

2,800

2,155

Northamptonshire

2,950

1,655

1,502

1,539

965

2,902

1,582

1,360

1,372

853

Northumbria

3,886

3,470

2,833

3,160

2,557

3,534

3,230

2,713

2,992

2,418

North Yorkshire

2,034

3,044

2,245

1,644

1,543

1,942

2,980

2,197

1,610

1,496

Nottinghamshire

3,457

2,967

3,191

2,905

2,769

3,333

2,848

2,974

2,742

2,600

South Yorkshire

4,301

1,647

1,717

2,975

3,548

4,092

1,503

1,608

2,668

3,198

Staffordshire

4,514

3,415

2,941

3,492

3,161

4,303

3,131

2,689

3,229

2,897

Suffolk

3,784

4,055

3,846

2,380

3,308

3,300

3,595

3,499

1,998

2,775

Surrey

3,586

2,887

2,732

2,274

2,771

3,435

2,779

2,612

2,201

2,682

Sussex

4,313

3,273

3,035

2,819

2,612

3,894

3,055

2,904

2,692

2,491

Thames Valley

6,086

4,809

6,550

5,856

5,544

5,670

4,494

6,169

5,441

5,038

Warwickshire

1,339

1,015

1,343

2,146

3,121

1,253

958

1,251

1,864

2,602

West Mercia

2,904

2,473

2,022

2,788

2,911

2,615

2,231

1,896

2,618

2,710

West Midlands

4,955

4,056

5,173

5,166

2,722

4,493

3,674

4,249

4,113

2,300

West Yorkshire

5,787

4,828

5,360

4,959

4,087

5,416

4,527

4,991

4,531

3,739

Wiltshire

5,707

4,925

5,600

5,034

1,018

4,918

4,070

4,565

3,759

871

Dyfed Powys

1,088

1,345

1,097

1,151

1,330

920

1,113

1,008

994

1,161

Gwent

1,333

620

1,401

1,539

1,635

1,115

485

1,290

1,390

1,434

North Wales

4,672

3,843

3,719

3,276

1,781

4,231

3,572

3,465

3,117

1,713

South Wales

2,793

2,459

2,381

2,603

3,088

2,376

2,127

2,187

2,245

2,692

England and Wales

155,197

133,280

133,480

127,600

122,413

142,786

122,508

123,347

116,203

111,933

Driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs:

          

Avon and Somerset

2,377

2,074

1,930

1,447

1,513

2,242

1,966

1,850

1,375

1,448

Bedfordshire

1,008

844

755

633

587

963

805

716

614

563

Cambridgeshire

1,185

1,056

946

867

757

1,150

1,021

905

815

724

Cheshire

1,731

1,533

1,556

1,350

1,329

1,662

1,487

1,501

1,305

1,280

Cleveland

899

945

862

669

571

865

920

826

648

552

Cumbria

791

711

628

508

464

772

690

614

489

451

Derbyshire

1,360

1,155

1,096

869

816

1,316

1,118

1,076

844

787

Devon and Cornwall

2,234

2,146

2,008

1,624

1,604

2,140

2,054

1,911

1,554

1,530

Dorset

1,211

1,060

901

719

726

1,109

986

848

668

684

Durham

958

837

815

652

584

933

809

793

633

572

Essex

2,447

2,314

2,416

1,751

1,537

2,353

2,226

2,332

1,693

1,494

28 Nov 2012 : Column 405W

28 Nov 2012 : Column 406W

Gloucestershire

729

763

750

574

593

686

741

718

556

566

Greater Manchester

4,202

3,633

3,525

2,790

2,473

4,051

3,524

3,412

2,693

2,380

Hampshire

2,873

2,642

2,404

2,105

1,901

2,765

2,527

2,280

2,006

1,830

Hertfordshire

1,787

1,579

1,602

1,299

1,133

1,703

1,503

1,525

1,256

1,090

Humberside

962

540

1,123

905

891

915

497

1,083

876

848

Kent

2,678

2,400

2,143

1,718

1,593

2,569

2,293

2,050

1,640

1,534

Lancashire

2,602

2,367

2,182

1,702

1,524

2,439

2,265

2,079

1,610

1,435

Leicestershire

1,466

1,236

1,168

966

893

1,384

1,172

1,116

930

856

Lincolnshire

1,188

1,136

1,001

751

730

1,136

1,087

955

728

712

London City of

194

130

103

119

131

177

120

95

111

122

Merseyside

2,385

1,904

1,855

1,371

1,317

2,269

1,838

1,771

1,293

1,253

Metropolitan Police

12,078

11,155

10,582

8,605

7,359

11,317

10,587

9,933

7,914

6,885

Norfolk

1,173

1,027

895

737

726

1,119

988

867

708

700

Northamptonshire

849

936

901

775

771

807

894

854

738

733

Northumbria

2,357

2,195

2,037

1,544

1,420

2,213

2,101

1,928

1,460

1,350

North Yorkshire

1,128

1,056

1,093

858

776

1,094

1,029

1,059

836

748

Nottinghamshire

1,470

1,467

1,431

1,097

982

1,400

1,406

1,376

1,058

935

South Yorkshire

1,919

1,857

1,806

1,262

1,152

1,851

1,772

1,734

1,201

1,098

Staffordshire

1,590

1,513

1,411

1,080

1,058

1,520

1,460

1,373

1,030

1,020

Suffolk

1,012

863

834

600

661

963

833

800

585

637

Surrey

1,460

1,323

1,239

951

1,022

1,394

1,273

1,194

912

972

Sussex

2,357

2,098

1,823

1,504

1,453

2,279

2,030

1,769

1,456

1,396

Thames Valley

3,299

2,875

2,425

2,104

2,116

3,102

2,763

2,323

2,054

2,033

Warwickshire

945

785

805

610

451

913

758

788

598

449

West Mercia

1,779

1,613

1,517

1,308

1,350

1,708

1,561

1,473

1,259

1,323

West Midlands

5,208

4,384

4,149

2,535

2,777

4,994

4,197

3,975

2,441

2,676

West Yorkshire

3,347

3,011

2,805

2,122

1,838

3,131

2,824

2,666

2,019

1,739

Wiltshire

768

668

592

525

507

741

630

559

507

481

Dyfed Powys

872

768

652

564

543

814

728

632

548

529

Gwent

1,047

969

820

529

618

990

909

786

506

603

North Wales

1,225

1,061

1,012

810

692

1,194

1,021

996

791

668

South Wales

2,434

1,802

2,096

1,600

1,629

2,334

1,742

2,038

1,547

1,565

England and Wales

85,584

76,431

72,694

57,109

53,568

81,477

73,155

69,579

54,505

51,251

Dangerous driving:

          

Avon and Somerset

642

512

435

396

496

556

454

389

346

412

Bedfordshire

247

246

218

190

162

210

198

178

162

142

Cambridgeshire

573

512

530

603

548

511

462

470

527

479

Cheshire

490

342

306

256

278

455

322

276

245

258

Cleveland

235

278

155

151

121

156

142

111

120

104

Cumbria

499

407

310

297

245

457

377

290

254

211

Derbyshire

346

288

285

294

294

307

268

255

268

252

Devon and Cornwall

785

789

684

697

634

689

699

584

610

539

Dorset

186

154

217

201

189

156

125

166

133

134

Durham

469

410

481

257

201

246

172

204

167

122

Essex

1,192

870

946

1,016

796

1,035

776

799

888

704

Gloucestershire

346

347

353

301

221

305

283

301

257

186

Greater Manchester

1,445

962

857

779

724

1,219

804

765

658

656

Hampshire

781

763

697

763

604

658

548

575

656

513

Hertfordshire

651

421

358

368

414

563

386

313

336

374

Humberside

295

132

316

337

300

258

123

298

302

276

Kent

499

529

546

518

498

412

451

467

435

410

Lancashire

602

460

348

362

371

491

354

293

318

335

Leicestershire

519

462

387

385

328

436

391

289

238

217

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28 Nov 2012 : Column 408W

Lincolnshire

322

441

326

329

386

288

387

284

304

351

London City of

55

48

67

110

109

44

33

52

76

84

Merseyside

556

485

598

623

435

473

379

481

495

357

Metropolitan Police

3,081

2,638

2,889

3,344

3,366

2,526

2,198

2,448

2,880

2,899

Norfolk

538

508

429

380

341

468

408

364

345

310

Northamptonshire

239

181

265

271

233

231

154

241

248

215

Northumbria

753

586

506

453

412

643

506

433

397

360

North Yorkshire

624

406

446

355

352

385

354

407

319

318

Nottinghamshire

316

278

256

272

284

279

232

237

240

270

South Yorkshire

479

370

457

461

381

350

320

401

348

293

Staffordshire

655

696

715

582

468

563

605

569

498

412

Suffolk

515

407

534

449

467

436

354

419

381

356

Surrey

542

511

540

378

335

475

436

498

338

301

Sussex

459

447

456

422

392

302

321

380

414

347

Thames Valley

932

765

633

578

520

715

521

542

536

465

Warwickshire

368

412

273

298

234

253

211

215

218

160

West Mercia

1,298

1,324

1,136

873

678

802

679

644

564

415

West Midlands

1,600

1,348

1,389

1,064

880

1,305

1,096

1,146

810

695

West Yorkshire

1,026

980

1,058

958

822

874

807

891

841

709

Wiltshire

490

424

489

370

325

291

216

281

264

241

Dyfed Powys

443

369

301

261

245

313

235

205

180

162

Gwent

173

138

161

88

123

142

108

146

78

106

North Wales

445

486

451

391

378

300

342

352

353

331

South Wales

1,305

919

1,123

973

870

636

411

441

374

361

England and Wales

28,016

24,051

23,927

22,454

20,460

22,214

18,648

19,100

18,421

16,842

Driving while disqualified:

          

Avon and Somerset

585

455

426

245

232

561

432

410

237

223

Bedfordshire

294

183

146

118

130

277

177

142

111

123

Cambridgeshire

268

177

176

165

135

261

169

157

149

130

Cheshire

323

229

224

195

158

301

217

218

189

154

Cleveland

289

253

201

191

106

275

239

195

178

94

Cumbria

184

127

83

69

73

175

117

84

68

66

Derbyshire

316

223

229

143

109

302

217

223

131

101

Devon and Cornwall

283

306

259

198

141

256

279

246

186

133

Dorset

184

156

125

112

59

170

144

119

107

57

Durham

278

189

152

138

124

259

186

144

133

117

Essex

598

456

429

306

220

566

431

403

293

210

Gloucestershire

91

117

89

75

51

82

115

85

74

48

Greater Manchester

1,287

888

659

505

457

1,216

861

635

491

442

Hampshire

480

479

316

278

199

444

390

300

255

193

Hertfordshire

325

262

252

253

225

299

232

244

242

219

Humberside

357

261

253

212

177

335

251

238

192

164

Kent

460

393

398

322

258

417

366

372

298

239

Lancashire

636

469

398

306

279

577

427

386

290

274

Leicestershire

349

204

196

176

128

318

192

187

163

123

Lincolnshire

203

187

166

102

100

194

169

154

100

99

London City of

62

56

30

29

27

57

51

29

26

23

Merseyside

650

454

364

244

233

614

430

352

238

218

Metropolitan Police

3,703

3,172

2,582

2,085

1,679

3,503

3,027

2,446

1,912

1,578

Norfolk

263

229

141

104

118

253

213

133

98

118

Northamptonshire

157

146

163

158

121

153

137

147

152

105

Northumbria

749

572

491

364

301

695

543

459

320

285

North Yorkshire

174

161

145

118

92

167

155

139

118

83

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28 Nov 2012 : Column 410W

Nottinghamshire

522

361

281

228

165

486

346

271

213

157

South Yorkshire

685

484

386

308

252

637

443

366

295

243

Staffordshire

440

336

269

226

169

406

319

255

220

159

Suffolk

219

125

115

74

78

209

123

110

72

77

Surrey

233

173

207

154

117

214

164

201

152

115

Sussex

420

317

282

256

165

400

302

273

247

156

Thames Valley

573

457

373

340

263

541

434

357

332

251

Warwickshire

164

126

99

111

46

152

124

97

105

41

West Mercia

378

301

242

200

177

344

269

222

185

171

West Midlands

1,614

1,067

931

628

639

1,518

957

889

595

607

West Yorkshire

1,063

909

659

550

402

986

810

608

516

374

Wiltshire

173

127

96

91

64

161

116

86

83

57

Dyfed Powys

148

118

87

72

84

139

111

86

68

79

Gwent

360

315

196

149

129

344

284

183

144

120

North Wales

253

190

134

130

87

234

166

124

120

77

South Wales

784

472

474

394

332

732

444

442

367

308

England and Wales

21,577

16,682

13,924

11,122

9,101

20,230

15,579

13,217

10,465

8,611

‘—' = Nil (1 )Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.