Road Traffic Offences: Foreigners

Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of motorists (a) fined and (b) convicted of motoring offences while using a foreign licence in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Driving without a valid licence is an offence under section 87 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Court Proceedings Database held by my Department identifies proceedings and convictions under section 87 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Information on the UK or foreign origin of those licences is not collected.

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