Skip to main content

Driving Offences

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 31 to 35, (iv) 36 to 40 and (v) over 40 years old were (A) prosecuted and (B) convicted for stopping in a box junction in (1) the Essex Police area, (2) the Metropolitan Police area and (3) England and Wales in each of the last three years; (250224)

(2) how much revenue has been raised from penalties issued for stopping in a box junction in (a) the Essex Police area, (b) the Metropolitan Police area and (c) England and Wales in each of the last three years.

The offence of ‘contravening a box junction’, under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, can be dealt with by way of court proceedings or the issuing of a fixed penalty notice.

Centrally collected data held on the Ministry of Justice court proceedings database, and by the Home Office on fixed penalty notices (FPNs), do not separately identify the number of prosecutions, convictions, or FPNs issued for the offence of ‘contravening a box junction’ from other offences of neglect of traffic directions.