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Motoring offences

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  • Release date: 16 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
An annual report which includes information on proceedings at Magistrates' courts, drug and drink driving offences and breath tests.

Key points

  • The number of fixed penalty notices for motoring offences issued by the police (including traffic wardens) in Wales in 2012 was 92 thousand, a 5 per cent decrease on 2011.
  • In 2012, speed limit offences comprised 48 thousand of these fixed penalty notices, or 53 per cent of all fixed penalty notices issued in that year.
  • In 2013, the magistrates’ courts proceeded against a total of 72 thousand motoring offences, up 11 per cent on the figure of 65 thousand for 2012.
  • In 2013, men accounted for 71 per cent of motoring offence proceedings at magistrates’ courts.


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