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Driving Offences: Speed Limits

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many motorists were prosecuted for speeding offences in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for speeding offences in the Lancashire police force area from 2009 to 2011 can be viewed in the table as follows.

Court proceedings data are not available at parliamentary constituency level.

Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for speeding offences in the Lancashire police force area, 2009-11(1,2)
  Number
2009 6,223
2010 4,853
2011 5,081
(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (2) 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 used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice

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