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)|
|(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|