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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 21
Motor vehicle offences recorded by the police by type of offence, 1996/97 and 2001/02-2005/06

Type of offence

1996/97

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

% change
04/05-05/06

Total Offences

311,076

362,574

347,982

426,658

418,680

374,325

-11

Serious Driving Offences

Dangerous driving

2,153

2,607

2,796

2,842

3,002

2,873

-4

Careless driving

14,992

9,576

9,884

9,194

10,060

10,083

0

Drunk Driving of which:

11,771

11,476

11,838

11,571

11,061

11,257

2

Driving while unfit through drink or drugs

926

990

940

828

769

809

5

In charge while unfit through drink or drugs

158

121

133

151

17

102

500

Driving with excess blood alcohol

7,965

7,726

7,892

7,837

7,465

7,337

-2

In charge with excess blood alcohol

277

445

488

507

548

693

26

Failing to provide breath specimen at the roadside

1,263

881

1,014

915

941

946

1

Failing to provide breath, blood or urine specimen at a police station

1182

1,313

1,371

1,333

1,321

1,370

4

Failing to stop after accident

9,392

7,650

7,242

7,373

8,382

8,244

-2

Driving while disqualified

4,199

4,629

5,129

4,907

4,002

3,853

-4

Speeding Offences

Speeding in restricted areas

54,195

80,310

66,422

120,949

123,926

93,495

-25

Other speeding and related offences (1)

31,770

47,261

51,311

78,686

86,642

74,749

-14

Signal and Direction Offences

Traffic direction offences

15,014

17,339

17,255

23,362

24,399

24,396

0

Pedestrian crossing offences

4,731

4,830

3,362

6,071

5,542

4,511

-19

Lighting, Construction & Use Offences

Lighting offences

22,788

23,226

24,509

18,383

11,884

9,876

-17

Construction & use regulations

34,064

22,286

21,957

18,811

15,138

14,056

-7

Documentation Offences

Vehicle excise licence offences

22,682

20,873

20,620

19,560

12,468

11,894

-5

No test certificate

12,360

15,033

14,931

14,082

9,668

9,007

-7

Driving licence offences

11,619

16,627

18,377

18,872

15,940

15,288

-4

Third party insurance offences

22,623

28,365

30,512

30,314

25,202

25,140

0

Registration/identification offences

4,828

3,175

3,372

3,536

3,814

3,866

1

Other Offences

Failure to provide information to identify driver

693

534

615

761

656

728

11

Tachograph etc offences

4,458

3,966

3,085

3,288

2,405

1,894

-21

Seat belt offences

24,092

38,270

31,012

28,123

29,653

27,308

-8

Parking offences

805

449

601

587

511

419

-18

Other offences 2

1,847

4,092

3,152

5,386

14,325

21,388

49

1 Includes other speeding, clearway and motorway offences
2 Includes the offence of driving while using a mobile phone, introduced in December 2003. There were 16,859 such offences recorded in 2005/06