Driving: Licensing

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 238W, on driving: licensing, how many new drivers who received driving convictions undertook speed awareness courses in each year since 2010.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

holding answer 26 March 2014

The number of drivers that opted for a speed awareness course rather than accept penalty points on their driving licence is:

  Number
2010 447,724
2011 772,430
2012 926,101
2013 953,428

The offer of a speed awareness course is at the discretion of the police. To be deemed eligible there must be no excessive speed or other offences committed at the same time. Information on previous motoring convictions is not taken into account.

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