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Driving Offences

Home Department written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many roadside checks for (a) speed, (b) use of seat belts and child restraints, (c) vehicle safety and roadworthiness and (d) driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs each police force carried out in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

In relation to parts (a) to (c) of the question and drug testing of part (d), these data are not collected. The number of breath tests conducted as well as the number of Vehicle Defect rectification scheme notices issued by the police is published as part of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin ‘Police Powers and Procedures’. Current and previous copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House.

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