Motor Vehicles: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) how many accidents reported to the police in the last five years involved motor vehicles without (a) a valid MOT certificate and (b) up to date car tax;

(2) how many motor vehicle accidents reported to the police in the last five years involved drivers with no valid insurance.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

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Posted on 6 Feb 2008 10:54 am (Report this annotation)

Not collected centrally? Well it should be!

Posted on 6 Feb 2008 11:10 am (Report this annotation)

Shameful that this information is not collated, have they never heard of a spreadsheet? (an MPs student son could tackle this if not too busy on other work!) On the same subject it would be useful if a supplementary question could establish what the average fine is for those prosecuted and convicted of driving an uninsured vehicle. In this area a trawl of the local paper seems to indicate that less than £200 is the average fine which is obviously much less than the cost to insure and an incentive to offend rather than a deterrent.