Number of motoring offences hit nine-year high as 2.2 million caught speeding in 2016

2016 sees highest number of offences since 2007, with speeding offences on the rise while convictions for dangerous, careless, or drunken driving fall

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The number of motorists caught speeding has increased by nearly 40 per cent over the last six years, while convictions for dangerous, careless, or drunken driving have fallen, according to government statistics.

Figures released by the Department for Transport reveal that 2.2 million speeding offences were committed in 2016, the highest figure in six years. This represents a rise of 37.5 per cent increase since 2011, when around 1.6 million such offences were recorded.

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