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Monday, 11 July 2016

REVEALED: Danger driving 'hotspots' in Bradford district

REVEALED: Danger driving 'hotspots' in Bradford district
REVEALED: Danger driving 'hotspots' in Bradford district


REVEALED: Danger driving 'hotspots' in Bradford district

“HOTSPOTS” for dangerous driving across Bradford have been revealed, as police figures show that the number of incidents and arrests are on the increase.
A Freedom of Information request by the Telegraph & Argus found that between April 1, 2012, and May 22 this year, 452 dangerous driving-related offences were recorded across the district.
Of these incidents, 334 led to those involved being arrested or voluntarily attending a police station.
The offences covered by the figures include dangerous driving, causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.
In 2014/15, police recorded 89 offences across the district, with 69 leading to arrests or people voluntarily speaking to officers. In 2015/16, recorded offences rose by 47 per cent to 132, with 101 resulting in arrests or voluntary attendances.
The number of incidents from April 1 to May 22 this year was recorded as 22, which if continued at the same average rate across the year, would lead to a total of 163 offences for 2016/17.
The area with the highest number of offences was the City ward with 38, including one incident which is being investigated as a death by dangerous driving case, one of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, and 36 dangerous driving incidents.
The second highest was Bowling and Barkerend with 35, all dangerous driving incidents, with Manningham third-highest with 34, including two offences of causing death by dangerous driving and one of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The highest figure outside Bradford was the Keighley Central ward with 14 offences, including one of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and two of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Eight offences were recorded in Keighley East, four in Keighley West, six in Shipley, and five in the Bingley and Bingley Rural wards.




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