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Speeding

Home Department written question – answered on 1st March 2005.

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Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Labour, Alyn and Deeside

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals received (a) points penalties and (b) convictions in respect of speeding offences in each of the last five years.

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

Available data, given in the tables, shows the number of fixed penalty notices issued and convictions and endorsements imposed at all courts for speeding offences within England and Wales from 1998 to 2002 (latest available).

2003 data will be available in March 2005.

Fixed penalty notices issued, for speeding offences(18), 1998–2002, England and Wales
Number issued (Thousand)
1998 781
1999 825
2000 989
2001 1,233
2001 1,505

(18) Including speeding offences detected by camera.

Total findings of guilt and endorsements(19) without disqualifications imposed at all courts, for speeding offences(20), 1998 to 2002, England and Wales
Number of offences (Thousand)
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Total findings of guilt 153 154 141 136 125
Endorsements without disqualification 136 136 126 116 106

(19) Excludes penalty points given under section 35 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (totting up system).

(20) Including speeding offences detected by camera

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