The Criminal Histories of Serious Traffic Offenders

  • Published: Home Office Research Study 206, Home Office, 2000
  • Authors: G Rose
  • Date Added: 04 Jul 2013
  • Last Update: 10 Jul 2014
  • Format: pdf


To examine the extent to which anti-social behaviour on the road is linked to other criminal activities.


An analysis of three types of serious traffic offender – drink-drivers, disqualified drivers and dangerous drivers.

Key Findings

  • Disqualified drivers had criminal histories and age profiles similar to mainstream offenders.

  • Drink-drivers were older and less involved in other offending.

  • Serious traffic offending is predominantly a male activity.