Dangerous Driving: Death

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government how many drivers in England and Wales have been charged with (1) causing death by dangerous driving, and (2) causing death by careless driving, in the past five years; how many of those were found guilty; and what estimate they have made of the number of deaths that have been caused by dangerous or careless cycling in the past five years.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of ‘Death or serious injury - unlawful driving’ offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, and their investigative outcomes, including the numbers of charges and summonses. This information is published on a quarterly basis.

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of offenders found guilty of criminal offences in England and Wales, up to December 2023.

Information on the number of offenders convicted for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving for the requested period can be found in Table 1.

The Department for Transport publishes statistics on personal injury road collisions reported to police in Great Britain, based on data collected via the STATS19 system. STATS19 does not attribute cause of collision and so it is not possible to determine the number of deaths caused by dangerous or careless cycling from this data.

PQ HL4771 Table 1 (xlsx, 18.1KB)

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