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Driving Offences: Surrey

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many persons in Surrey were (a) convicted for speeding and (b) received a fixed penalty for speeding in each of the last five years for which figures are available; (178096)

(2) how many persons in Surrey were convicted of drink driving in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Available information from 2001 to 2005 (latest available) is provided in the following table.

2006 data will be available later this year.

Fixed penalty notices issued1, findings of guilt at all courts for speeding2 and driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs3 within Surrey police force area, 2001 to 2005

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Total found guilty at all courts for speed limit offences

3,478

2,021

1,508

4287

2,886

Total fixed penalty notices issued for speed limit offences

10,424

6,052

7,057

8,200

517,509

Total found guilty at all courts for drink-driving offences

1,592

1,614

1,464

1,425

1,503

1 Only covers notices paid where there is no further action.

2 Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regs 1973.

3 Data cover summary offences of driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs (which cannot reliably be distinguished separately).

4 The Court Proceedings database from which this figure is derived only hold 344 prosecutions in 2004 for this offence.

5 Safety Camera Partnership went live in the force area on 1 April 2005.

Notes:

1. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular summary motoring offences, is less than complete.

2. 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 systems generated by the courts. 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.