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Number of first-time driving offenders sent to prison (FOI)

Number of first-time driving offenders sent to prison (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many first-time offenders (with no criminal history) have been sent to prison for driving offences inclusive of careless driving, dangerous driving, speeding, drink driving and failing to report an accident? Please provide statistics for each, not including suspended sentences. 


Statistics have been collated for the last 5 years by the States of Jersey Police. Please note the disparity between the number of “offenders” and the number of “offences”. This is due to the fact that some individuals were convicted for more than one offence as part of the same incident. 

Number of first-time offenders imprisoned for a driving offence

YearNumber of offenders

Number and type of driving offences which have resulted in a prison sentence

for a first-time offender1​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Dangerous or reckless driving2

Driving over the prescribed limit3

Failure to provide a specimen for analysis4Failure to stop and report an accident5Total

1 Statistics are accurate up to 15th November 2022

2 Article 22 Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956

3 Article 28 Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956

4 Article 30 Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956

5 Article 52 Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956

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