Where is road traffic enforcement working?
CTC has analysed data on driver records and can reveal which areas of Great Britain have the highest levels of driver penalty points. The top 10 postcode areas with the highest and lowest rates of drivers with points is here.
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N.B. Postcodes below a few hundred drivers have been excluded as they represent outliers.
What does this map tell us?
In some locations, like Glasgow, Liverpool and in south Dorset, many drivers are being caught breaking the law, and therefore a high proportion have penalty points. In other areas, such as east Kent, the Isle of Wight, and Devon and Cornwall, few drivers are being caught.
In part this may mean different standards of driving and different demographics, but mostly, it is a result of number of, and resources for, road traffic police. Law breaking on the roads is incredibly common: 49% of drivers broke the 30 mph speed limit in 2012 – yet across the country less than 9% of drivers have penalty points.
More resources for road traffic police will mean more drivers who commit offences will get caught and really bad drivers will get banned from the road. Yet levels of traffic police have fallen by 29% in the last 10 years. If you want to see more road traffic policing, please sign the Road Justice petition.