§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many charges for motoring offences came before the courts in 1976, and in the latest 12 months for which figures are available, if he will list the major subjects of such offences; and what estimate he has made of the time 785W proceedings on these offences occupied as a percentage of total court time.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
The latest figures available are for 1975, when the number of offences for which proceedings were taken was 137,539. A breakdown of this figure into types of offences is shown below. Information on the court time these proceedings occupied is not available except at disproportionate cost.
OFFENCES RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES FOR WHICH PROCEEDINGS WERE TAKEN IN 1975—SCOTLAND Offence Number Exceeding speed limit 32,187 Construction and Use Regulations (inc. lighting) 18,195 Driving recklessly or carelessly 16,448 Offences in connection with third party insurance 12,979 Driving or in charge of a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol concentration above the limit 10,402 Driving licence offences 10,168 Parking offences 9,280 Driver's neglect of traffic directions 6,777 Using vehicle without test certificate 5,337 Failure to stop after an accident or to report an accident or give particulars 4,060 Driving while disqualified 2,334 Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle 2,330 Other offences 7,042 137,539