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Roads: Speeding

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many successful prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland for speeding on a public road in each of the last five years.[HL7886]

The following table provides the number of convictions for speeding on a public road covering the calendar years 2000 to 2004, the latter being the most up-to-date available at present.

It should be noted that data are collated on the principal offence rule, thus only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.

Convictions for speeding on a public road 2000-041,2

Year

Number of Convictions

2000

3,847

2001

3,769

2002

3,336

2003

3,191

2004

3,248

1. Data for 2004 are provisional.

2. Data include convictions for “L drivers exceeding 45mph”, “R drivers exceeding 45mph” and “exceeding special speed limits”.