GEM comment on the fall in recorded offences

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist

Police officer

GEM comment on the fall in the total number of offences recorded on roads in England and Wales (from 4.3 million in 2004 to 1.5 million in 2014)*

GEM chief executive David Williams MBE said:

“The number of total offences recorded has fallen. What is significant is that there has been no fall in the number of offences resulting in a death. This clearly shows that the offences are still being committed, but with fewer and fewer traffic police on the roads, it can only mean that more and more people are getting away with it.

“Enforcement is the vital link in the chain when all other road safety interventions have failed. Road safety education will not work unless there is the real threat of being caught breaking the law.”

*Figures presented to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee

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