Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

Home Office written question – answered on 29th September 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the laws relating to traffic offences are effectively enforced.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

This government is fully committed to giving the police the powers and resources they need to fight crime.

We will provide a total police funding settlement of up to £15.2 billion in 2020/21, which is an increase of up to £1.1 billion compared to 2019/20.

The Roads Policing Review was launched in 2019 to help us better understand how enforcement can be utilised to improve road safety across the country. This is the most comprehensive review of roads policing in a generation and is being jointly led by the DfT and the Home Office.

In 2018 there were a recorded 2.11 million speed limit offences in England and Wales, an increase of 4.3% compared with the previous year. There was an 88% conviction ratio for people proceeded against for speed limit offences in England and Wales in 2019 (175,000 were found guilty)

Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: 2019 - https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/vehicle-speed-compliance-statistics-for-great-britain-2019

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