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Road Traffic Accident Fatalities Since 2014 Where The Person Responsible for the Death was Aged 25 or Younger

Question

Q1. How many people have been  killed on your roads within your force area where the person who was responsible for that death was between the legal driving age or younger and 25

Q2. How many  people  between the legal driving age or younger and 25 have been charged with any of the following offences 

Please Provide name of victim and age at time of death 

Causing Death By Dangerous Driving 

Causing Death By  Careless Driving 

Causing Death While Disqualified 

Causing Serious Injury by Driving While Disqualified 

Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink

Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs

Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit

Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis

Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving

Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers

Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle

In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit

 

Clarification received 8th March 2017:

I do not require the name of the victims

Answer

Q1. Please see the table below for the number of victims of fatal collisions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 where someone under the age of 25 was responsible for the collision.

Fatal Victim Age

2014

2015

2016

Total

15

 

 

1

 1

17

 

 

1

 1

18

2

 

1

 3

19

2

 

 

 2

20

 

2

1

 3

21

4

1

1

 6

22

1

1

 

 2

23

1

 

1

 2

24

 

 

1

 1

25

3

 

1

 4

27

 

 

1

 1

40

 

1

 

 1

43

 

1

 

 1

46

 

 

1

 1

49

1

 

 

 1

55

 

1

 

 1

70

 

 

1

 1

90

 

 

1

 1

Total

14

7

12

33

Please note that in 19 of the above cases, the individual responsible for the collision was also the deceased. Therefore there was no charge/prosecution linked to the collision. There are also four cases that have not yet been concluded in court. Please also note that in six of the cases, the deceased person under the age of 25 who was responsible for the collision was a pedestrian or cyclist and not the involved motorist.

Q2. Please see the table below for the number of individuals aged 25 years or younger who have been charged with the above specified offences. 

2014

2015

2016

Causing Death By Dangerous Driving 

 

1

5

Causing Death By  Careless Driving 

 

 

0

Causing Death While Disqualified 

 

 

0

Causing Serious Injury by Driving While Disqualified 

 

 

0

Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink

 

 

0

Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs

 

 

0

Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit

 

 

0

Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol   analysis

 

 

0

Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving

 

 

0

Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers

 

 

1

Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle

 

 

0

In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit

 

 

0

Due to a technical issue with our recording systems, we are currently unable to provide the number of charges prior to 24th November 2015. Below is the information that is available. I am unable to advise a date in which this information will be retrievable. If you wish to resubmit this part of your request once a reasonable amount of time has passed you are welcome to do so. We may then be able to provide you with the remaining information.

FOI reference: 322/17.

Date of request: 07.03.17.