TRAFFIC-LIGHT jumpers and speeding motorists are to be dealt with in special traffic courts in a bid to free up time for more serious cases, the Government has said.
About half a million motoring cases are heard in magistrates' courts every year and can often take longer to progress than major offences, the Ministry of Justice said.
Ministers want to set up traffic courts to reduce delays as part of a wider plan to improve Britain's criminal justice system.
Justice Minister Damian Green said: "Enforcing traffic laws is hugely important for road safety and saving lives.
"However, these cases take nearly six months on average from offence to completion, despite the fact that over 90% of cases result in a guilty plea or are proved in absence - this is simply unacceptable."
The Government is discus...