Speed Cameras

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists were banned from driving for a period as a result of being caught by (a) speed and (b) red light cameras in (i) 1997, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2002.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

Information for England and Wales for the years 1997 and 2000 is given in the table. 2002 data will be available in the spring.

Driving licence disqualifications(21) imposed at all courts for offences detected by camera, England and Wales, 1997 and 2000
1997 2000
Speed offences(22) 675 1,417
Traffic light offences(23) 33 39

(21) Excludes persons disqualified under section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (penalty points system).

(22) Offences under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 and The Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.

(23) Offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1984.

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