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Road Traffic Offences

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) all traffic collisions and (b) traffic collisions on motorways resulted in a criminal prosecution in the latest period for which figures are available. (294715)

Information available on the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on offences involving vehicles does not identify the circumstances which resulted in a prosecution. A defendant might be proceeded against for an offence of careless driving, dangerous driving, driving while impaired by drink or drugs etc. Any of these offences might directly or indirectly have caused or helped cause a collision.

While the Department for Transport monitors details of road traffic injury accidents this information is not linked with details of any subsequent prosecution.