Richard Burden – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Richard Burden on 2014-03-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2014, Official Report, column 238W, on driving: licensing, what proportion of new drivers obtaining driving convictions were offered speed awareness courses in each year since 2010.

Damian Green

I refer the Hon. Member to my answer of 27th March 2014, Official Report,
column 372W.

The number of drivers who opted for a speed awareness course rather than
accept penalty points on their driving licence in 2010 is 447,724, 2011 is
772,430, 2012 is 926,101 and 2013 is 953,428. The offer of a speed awareness
course is at the discretion of the police. To be deemed eligible there must be
no excessive speed or other offences committed at the same time. Information on
previous motoring convictions is not taken into account.