Convictions and Violations

Convictions and Violations

Key Facts:

  • There is a need for more detailed research in this area, especially into any link between offending and crash involvement.

  • Research carried out in Huddersfield into illegal parking in disabled bays found that those parking illegally were more likely to have a history of traffic violations or be driving a vehicle in an illegal condition than those parking legally. (Chenery et al, 1999)

  • Roads policing is key to identifying offenders. From a case-study of forces, 46% of drink-drivers were caught through observation of driving and 39% of dangerous driving prosecutions from attendance at accidents. (Rose, 2000)

  • In research into fatal crashes and committing a traffic offence found that non-compliance with the law contributed to nearly two-thirds of all deaths reviewed. (Clarke et al, 2007)

  • Research from the On the Spot study demonstrates a clear link between offence history and being at fault in a road crash. (Stannard et al, 2010 and Dodson & Hill, 2010)

  • The relationship between levels of policing and accident/casualty rates is non-linear (Elliott and Broughton, 2005).

  • Visible policing in Operation Radar brought reductions in speeds measured at the ACPO enforcement level of 10% plus 2mph (from 35% non-compliance to 24%). (Walter et al, 2008)

  • Drivers with penalty points for speeding are more likely to be male, aged between 35 and 64, have high annual mileages and drive for work compared with drivers without points. A focus on driving for work is likely to see improvements in road traffic compliance. (Corbett et al, 2008)

  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 03:08 PM
  • Last Update: 04 Jul 2013, 03:29 PM