Road Traffic Offences: Foreign Nationals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Conservative, Ashford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many overseas drivers have been prosecuted for committing the offence of speeding on UK roads between August 2018 and August 2019.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice has published information on the number of defendants prosecuted for speed limit offences in England & Wales over the last decade, up to the year ending December 2018, in the Outcomes by Offence data tool available here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx

However, the nationality of defendants is not centrally held in the court proceedings database. As a result, identifying the number of overseas drivers prosecuted for this offence would require a manual search of court records, which would be of disproportionate cost.

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