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Motoring offences

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  • Release date: 19 November 2015
  • Period covered: 2014
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 (FPNs) for motoring offences issued by the police (including traffic wardens) in Wales in 2013 was 77 thousand, a 17 per cent decrease on 2012. Speed limit offences comprised 45 thousand of these notices, or 59 per cent of all fixed penalty notices issued in that year.
  • In 2014, the magistrates’ courts proceeded against a total of 55 thousand motoring offenders, up 8 per cent on the 2013 figure.
  • In 2014, men accounted for 68 per cent of motoring offenders proceedings at magistrates’ courts.


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