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Motoring Offences

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 10 most common motoring offences were for which men were (a) prosecuted, (b) convicted, (c) fined and (d) sent to prison in England and Wales in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by age group. (75536)

Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on the 10 most common motoring offences for which men were (a) prosecuted, (b) convicted, (c) fined and (d) sent to prison in 2004 (latest available) is given in the following tables.

Data for 2005 will be available early in 2007.

Ten most common motoring offences for which men aged 21 and over were prosecuted, found guilty, fined and given a custodial sentence, England and Wales, 2004

Rounded

Offence description

Total proceedings

Using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks

311,900

Vehicle test offences

251,500

Driving, or causing or permitting another person to drive other than in accordance with licence

213,300

Motor vehicle licence - failing to pay appropriate duty

156,700

Speed limit offences

134,900

Other insurance offences (excluding fraud and forgery)

96,700

Other miscellaneous motoring offences

91300

Failing to produce driving licence

73,600

Driving with alcohol in the blood above the prescribed limit

65,300

Driving while disqualified

43,600

Rounded

Offence description

Total findings of guilt

Using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks

222,500

Driving, or causing or permitting another person to drive other than in accordance with licence

135,900

Motor vehicle licence - failing to pay appropriate duty

133,500

Vehicle test offences

130,600

Speed limit offences

112,000

Driving with alcohol in the blood above the prescribed limit

62,000

Other miscellaneous motoring offences

59,400

Driving while disqualified

38,700

Failing to produce driving licence

30,800

Other insurance offences (excluding fraud and forgery)

28,300

Rounded

Offence description

Total fined

Using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks

162,500

Motor vehicle licence - failing to pay appropriate duty

130,800

Speed limit offences

110,300

Driving, or causing or permitting another person to drive other than in accordance with licence

75,200

Vehicle test offences

61,100

Other miscellaneous motoring offences

54,800

Driving with alcohol in the blood above the prescribed limit

44,300

Other vehicle registration offences (excluding fraud & deception)

18,300

Driving without due care and attention

17,000

Failing to produce driving licence

8,300

Rounded

Offence description

Total immediate custody

Driving while disqualified

16,500

Driving with alcohol in the blood above the prescribed limit

3,800

Dangerous driving

2,100

Unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle etc

1,800

Driving and failing to provide specimen for analysis (breath, blood or urine)

900

Causing injury and damage by aggravated vehicle taking

800

Theft of a motor vehicle

500

Failing to stop after accident, etc

400

Causing criminal damage of £5,000 or under by aggravated vehicle taking

300

Unfit to drive through drink and drugs (impairment)

200

Note: A person appearing in court can be dealt with for more than one offence at that appearance. The tables show the number of offences dealt with and not the number of persons appearing in court.