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Motoring Offences

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been convicted for (a) motoring offences that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each year since 2003. (95390)

Table 1 provides the number of convictions for those motoring offences causing death, while table 2 includes convictions for careless driving and other similar offences.

Data cover the calendar years 2003 and 2004, the latter being the most up-to-date available at present.

It should be noted that data are collated on the principal offence rule, thus only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.

Table 1: Number of convictions for motoring offences causing death by offence 2003 and 20041

Number of convictions

Offence

2003

2004

Causing death by dangerous driving

21

9

Causing death by driving carelessly when unfit

0

1

Causing death by driving carelessly with excess alcohol

1

0

Causing death by inconsiderate driving with excess alcohol

2

1

Total

24

11

1 Data for 2004 are provisional.

Table 2: Number of convictions for careless driving and other similar offences by offence 2003 and 20041,2,3

Number of convictions

Offence

2003

2004

Careless driving

2

0

Driving without due care and attention

1,690

1,695

Grievous bodily injury by driving carelessly when unfit

1

2

Grievous bodily injury by driving carelessly with excess alcohol

2

1

Driving without reasonable consideration for others

25

40

Total

1,720

1,738

1 Data for 2004 are provisional. 2 Figures do not included careless driving offences which resulted in a fatality. 3 Figures do not included reckless driving, furious driving or dangerous driving.