Driving Offences: Suffolk

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) convictions and (b) fixed penalty notices there have been in respect of people arrested for speeding offences in Suffolk (i) in total and (ii) on the (A) A143 and (B) A14 in each year since 2005.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Driving offences can have very serious and sometimes devastating consequences for victims and their families.

The total number of offenders found guilty at all courts for offences relating to speeding offences, in Suffolk police force area, from 2005 to 2013 (the latest available), can be viewed in table 1. Court proceedings data for 2014 is planned for publication in spring 2015

Data on fixed penalty notices for speed limit offences in Suffolk from 2005 to 2012 (the latest available), provided by the Home Office, can be viewed in the table 2. Data for 2013 is scheduled for publication in spring 2015.

From centrally reported data it is not possible to separately identify fixed penalty notices issued for speeding on specific roads.

Table 1: offenders found guilty at all courts for offences relating to speeding offences(1), Suffolk police force area, 2005-2013(2)(3)
YearFound guilty
20053,156
20062,966
20073,300
20083,595
20093,499
20101,998
20112,775
20122,216
20132,116
(1) It include the following offences:
Vehicles subject to speed limits on motorways; Speeding offences detected by camera devices - Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973
Speeding in parks - Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926
Speeding - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, SS.81, 84, 88 & 89
Speeding offences detected by camera devices - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, SS.81, 84, 88 and 89
Speeding - Goods, Passenger carrying or other vehicle - Road Traffic Regulation Act Act 1984, S.86
Speeding offences detected by camera devices - Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, S.86
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
Ref: PQ 220273

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