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People Fined For Driving While Using a Mobile Phone in February and March 2017

Question

I hereby request the following information in relation to new measures introduced on March 1 2017 (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/double-penalties-for-motorists-using-mobiles).

Please provide the number of people fined for illegally using a mobile phone while driving in the following two periods: 01/02/17 to 28/02/17; 01/03/17 to 28/03/17.

Please give figures for each of the two periods separately.

Answer

For the first period requested, 01/02/17 – 01/03/17, the number of individuals fined was 53.

For the second period requested, 01/03/17 – 28/03/17 the number of individuals fined was 61.

FOI reference: 481/17.
Date of request: 06.04.17.