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Motoring offenders

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  • Release date: 15 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016
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 2016 was 76,327, a 5.6 per cent decrease on 2015. Speed limit offences comprised 54,013 of these notices, or 70.8 per cent of all fixed penalty notices issued in that year.
  • In 2016, the magistrates’ courts proceeded against a total of 64,769 motoring offenders, up 12.9 per cent on the 2015 figure.
  • In 2016, men accounted for 66.5 per cent of motoring offenders proceedings at magistrates’ courts.
  • In 2016, there were 55,900 screening breath tests carried out and 8.2 per cent of these had a positive result.


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