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3. Traffic offenses
Fig. 4-1-2-3 shows the number of juveniles referred by the police to family courts for road traffic violations and the number of exposed violations of Road Traffic Law in driving motor vehicles etc.(including both notified cases of non-penal offenses and the number of referred cases for penal offenses)since1966.
The number of juveniles referred by the police for road traffic violations as penal offenses declined since1987,when the scope of the traffic violation notification system was expanded,to67,276,down 14.3% from the previous year,in2003.
Meanwhile,the number of juvenile exposed violations of Road Traffic Law peaked at about1.94million cases in1985.Since then,however,the number has been on a downward trend.In2003it was520,248,of which454,253cases(87.3%)were notified as non-penal violations.Of the violations in penal cases involving juveniles in2003,driving without a license had the largest share(36.6%),followed by speeding(26.9%),and driving under the influence of alcohol(7.3%).The percentage of driving without a license was significantly higher than that(5.6%)of adults(Source:Statistics of National Police Agency).
Fig. 4-1-2-3 Number of juveniles referred for road traffic violations and the number of exposed juveniles violations of the Road Traffic Law(1966-2003)