Driving Offences: Suffolk

Justice written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many drivers have been prosecuted for offences under sections (a) 3 and (b) 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk in each year since 1997;

(2) how many drivers have been prosecuted for failing to stop after an accident under the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk in each year since 1997.

Photo of Claire Ward Claire Ward Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The number of proceedings at the magistrates courts for the offence of driving without due care and attention, driving on footway and failing to stop after an accident for the years 1997 to 2008 are shown in the following tables.

Number of prosecutions for offences under section 3 and 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk( 1)
Offence 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Driving on footpath-Part of S34 of Road Traffic Act 1988(2,3) 3 4 2 4 3 2 4 6 6 2 1 2
Driving without due care and attention-S3 of Road Traffic Act 1988 668 589 519 537 523 600 540 580 589 514 548 382
(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are use.

(2) Also includes offences of driving on a footpath under the S72 of Highway Act 1835 and sec 54 of Metropolitan Police Act 1839.

(3) Driving on Common Land - part of S34(1) of Road Traffic Act 1988 is not separately identifiable from other offences.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Number of prosecutions for offences under section 170(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in Suffolk( 1)
Offence 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Failing to stop after an accident-sec 170(4) of Road Traffic Act 1988 169 138 125 107 163 167 174 207 166 162 182 66
(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are use.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

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