Driving Offences as Self-Selection Policing Triggers

  • Jason Roach
  • Ken Pease
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


It is estimated that there are 1.2 million uninsured vehicles on the roads of the United Kingdom.1 The number of disqualified drivers who still drive must be huge. One speculation is that as many as 73,000 novice drivers who are disqualified continue to drive illegally.2 The number of untaxed vehicles was estimated at 2.1 million in 2006.3 In urban areas, police officers are familiar with ‘pool cars’ (i.e. uninsured and untaxed cars for collective use by local offenders). The European Secure Vehicle Alliance repeatedly points out the loopholes in the vehicle registration process.4 Anecdotally, the number of activations in Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) vehicles tells of widespread vehicle illegality. In short, the roads are alive with the sound of potential trigger offences for SSP.


Police Officer Road Traffic Criminal History Recorded Offence Criminal Career 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Roach
    • 1
  • Ken Pease
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK

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