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Driving Offences

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted for (a) motoring offences that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last three years. (211356)

Table 1 gives the number of convictions for motoring offences causing death, while table 2 gives convictions for careless driving.

Data cover the calendar years 2004-06 (the latest available years) and are collated on the principal offence rule; so only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.

Table 1: Number of convictions for motoring offences causing death 2004-06

Convictions

2004

11

2005

9

2006

13

Table 2: Number of convictions for careless driving 2004-061,2

Convictions

2004

1,738

2005

1,597

2006

1,458

1 Data do not include careless driving offences causing death.

2 Data do not include reckless driving, furious driving or dangerous driving.