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Driving Offences: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were charged with a speeding offence in each London borough in each of the last five years. (197283)

Available information on the number of proceedings at magistrates courts for speed limit offences within the Metropolitan and city of London police force areas combined from 2001 to 2005 (latest available) is provided in the following table. 2006 data will be available later this year.

Information on the number of people charged by the police is not collected centrally.

Proceedings at magistrates courts for speed limit offences1, London2, 2001 to 2005

Number of offences











1 Offences under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 ss. 16, 81, 84, 86, 88 and 89; Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regs 1973; Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926—byelaws made thereunder.

2 Metropolitan and city of London police combined.


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 data 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.