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Driving Offences: Speed Limits

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers have been (a) cautioned for and (b) convicted of speeding in (i) St Ives constituency, (ii) Cornwall, (iii) the South West Region, (iv) Greater London and (v) England in the last 12 months. (198383)

Available information for 2005 (latest available) is provided in the following table. 2006 data will be available later this year.

Information is available at police force area level only.

Written warnings1 issued and findings of guilt at all courts for speeding offences2 within Devon and Cornwall police force area, the south west region, Greater London3 and England, 2005

Number of offences

Written warnings

Findings of guilt

Devon and Cornwall police force area


South west region



Greater London3






1 Written warnings only. Formal cautions are not given for summary motoring offence of speeding.

2 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.

3 Metropolitan and city of London police combined.


1. 0 means less than 50.

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 data systems generated by the courts and police forces. 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.