asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many drivers were stopped and penalised on the M1 motorway in Northern Ireland between Balmoral and Black's Road for driving over 30 miles per hour when the temporary speed limit was 50 miles per hour; and, of these, how many have had their fines, penalty points or court summons cancelled. [HL4190]
The chief constable has provided me with the following Answer.
Records show that 16 drivers were given fixed penalty notices on the M1 motorway between Balmoral and Black's Road for driving over 30 miles per hour when the temporary speed limit was 50 miles per hour. All 16 fixed penalty notices were cancelled. The motorists' driving licences were either returned to them unendorsed or, where points had been added to the licence, these were replaced at no cost to the driver.
A total of three motorists were dealt with via the prosecution process—no summons was issued with regard to any of these motorists.