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Drivers (Motoring Offences)

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport, how many driving licences were issued to males and females, respectively, during 1964; and how many males and females, respectively, were convicted in 1960–64 of careless driving, dangerous driving, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, and causing death by dangerous driving.

It is estimated that 8,100,000 licences were issued or renewed during 1964 and that at the end of 1964 there were 14,300,000 persons in Great Britain holding a current driving licence. The numbers of persons convicted of various driving offences during 1962, 1963 and 1964 are given below.Figures for earlier years and separate figures for males and females are not readily available.

YearCareless or dangerous drivingDriving under the influence of drink or drugsCausing death by dangerous driving
196291,4378,644301
196396,9419,515288
1964112,5699,976443