Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

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Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 27 May (HL4331), what assessment they have made of the case for decriminalising some moving traffic offences outside of London to reduce the burden on police forces.


Answered by
Baroness Vere of Norbiton Portrait
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 16th June 2020

The Government recognises that the impact on the resources and other priorities of local police forces is one of several considerations to be borne in mind in looking at whether to decriminalise enforcement of moving traffic offences. This is a longstanding and complex issue which we are looking at carefully. No decisions have yet been taken.

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