§ Mr. Graham Page
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases the driving licence of a person convicted of a third motoring offence has been suspended under the totting-up provisions of Section 5 of the Road Traffic Act, 1962, since that Section came into operation on 29th May, 1963; 162W and if he will make a statement thereon showing the number of convictions for first, second and third offences and showing against such periods of suspension as may be convenient for this purpose the number of suspensions for each such period.
§ Mr. Taverne
The numbers of persons disqualified under subsections 5(3) and 5(4) of the Road Traffic Act, 1962, during the period 1st January, 1964, to 31st December, 1965, and the periods of disqualification, are shown in the tables below. I regret that the other information requested is not available.
1ST JANUARY, 1964–3 1ST DECEMBER, 1965 A. NUMBER OF PERSONS DISQUALIFIED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 5(3) AND 5(4) OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1962 Section 5 (3) Number of persons disqualified under the "totting up" provision for third offence within 3 years 13,077 Section 5(4) Number of persons disqualified under the "totting up" provision for second offence (driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs) within 10 years 993 Total 14,070
B. PERIODS OF DISQUALIFICATION UNDER THE "TOTTING UP" PROVISIONS Period of disqualification Number of Cases Section 5(3) 6 months or more 11,765 less than 6 months 1,312 Section 5(4) 3 years or more 491 less than 3 years but over 12 months 162 12 months or less 340 Total 14,070