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Driving Offences: Suffolk

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many drivers have been prosecuted for offences under sections (a) 3 and (b) 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk in each year since 1997; (314875)

(2) how many drivers have been prosecuted for failing to stop after an accident under the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk in each year since 1997.

The number of proceedings at the magistrates courts for the offence of driving without due care and attention, driving on footway and failing to stop after an accident for the years 1997 to 2008 are shown in the following tables.

Number of prosecutions for offences under section 3 and 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk1

Offence

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Driving on footpath—Part of S34 of Road Traffic Act 19882,3

3

4

2

4

3

2

4

6

6

2

1

2

Driving without due care and attention—S3 of Road Traffic Act 1988

668

589

519

537

523

600

540

580

589

514

548

382

1 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 use.

2 Also includes offences of driving on a footpath under the S72 of Highway Act 1835 and sec 54 of Metropolitan Police Act 1839.

3 Driving on Common Land - part of S34(1) of Road Traffic Act 1988 is not separately identifiable from other offences.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.

Number of prosecutions for offences under section 170(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk1

Offence

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Failing to stop after an accident—sec 170(4) of Road Traffic Act 1988

169

138

125

107

163

167

174

207

166

162

182

66

1 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 use.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.