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Driving Offences

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many drivers in Northern Ireland have been (a) issued with fixed penalty fines for excess speed, (b) prosecuted for excess speed, (c) involved in fatal road traffic accidents and (d) prosecuted as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident in the last 12 months. (133234)

PSNI have provided the information in the following table which relates to drivers issued with fixed penalty fines and those drivers reported for prosecution for excess speed in 2006. A total of 1731 drivers were involved in fatal road traffic accidents in this same period. However, the PSNI does not specifically record the number of drivers prosecuted as a result of being involved in a road traffic collision.

1 2006 figures are provisional and subject to change

Excess speed

2006

Received fixed penalty

21,697

Reported for prosecution

3,894