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New courts to hear traffic offences

Dedicated traffic courts are to be set up in England and Wales to prosecute minor motoring offences following a pilot scheme in nine areas.

The move is part of a drive to cut delays in the criminal justice system and free up magistrates courts to deal with more serious cases.

Each year, 500,000 minor motoring offences go through the courts.

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 17 May 2013
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