BREAKING the speed limit is the number one motoring offence where a driver ends up in court. Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) show the number of speeding drivers convicted in court has risen sharply by 28% in the past 12 months.
In 2013, 115,935 drivers were convicted of speeding offences, but this has increased to 148,426 in the 2014 figures just released. The 2014 figure was 2% higher than that of 2004, showing there are more drivers being convicted of speeding now than 10 years ago.
The figures, obtained by the IAM from the Ministry of Justice, also show that vehicle registration, excise duty offences and driving with alcohol in the blood above the legal limit are all offences that have fallen in huge numbers in the past 10 years.
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