Road Traffic Control

Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many roadside enforcement checks were completed by the Vehicle Operators Services Agency or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on (a) cars and (b) heavy goods vehicles in each year for which figures are available.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The information requested is in the table below. It is important that the HGV figures are not added together. On any given check it is often the case that the same vehicle is checked by a Vehicle Examiner and a Traffic Examiner and will be counted against both disciplines. Some vehicles/operators are targeted by only one discipline, for example, an older vehicle might be targeted for its condition but not to check on the driver.

Roadside checks by VOSA and DVSA
  Cars Roadworthiness Roadworthiness inc. Trailers Traffic examiners—Vehicle tax, operator licences
2007-08 9,958 83,032 76,931
2008-09 8,991 125,856 99,554
2009-10 10,502 186,909 139,872
2010-11 7,415 161,096 122,073
2011-12 3,077 135,745 100,962
2012-13 2,588 115,709 80,796
2013-14 2,922 115,208 77,978

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