Driving Offences

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of the last two years.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Table 1 gives the number of convictions for motoring offences causing death, while Table 2 gives convictions for careless driving (and related offences).

Data cover the calendar years 2005 and 2006 (the latest years for which figures are available) and are collated on the principal offence rule; so only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.

Table 1: Number of convictions for motoring offences causing death 2005 and 2006
2005 9
2006 13
Table 2: Number of convictions for careless driving/driving without due care and attention 2005 and 2006( 1,2)
2005 1,597
2006 1,458
(1) Includes convictions for the offences 'driving without reasonable consideration for others', 'cause grievous bodily injury by driving carelessly when unfit' and causing grievous bodily injury by driving carelessly with excess alcohol'.

(2) Excludes careless driving offences causing death and dangerous driving offences.

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