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Drivers Caught Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

Question

Q1. How many drivers were caught in your force area using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel between December 2016 – February 2017 (inclusive)?

Q2. How many drivers were caught in your force area using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel between March 2017 – May 2017 (inclusive)

Q3. How many neighbouring police forces do you work with, if any, to enforce the handheld mobile phone law? *Please note – we are not after what penalties were issued, simply the numbers recorded.

Answer

Q1. 176

Q2. 174

Q3. We do not work with other forces specifically in relation to mobile phone offences.  However, Tri-Force is a collaboration with neighbouring forces, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Wiltshire Police which provides specialist operational services across the three force areas. This encompasses the specialisms of firearms, collision investigation, dogs and roads policing which enforces any offence that is taking place on the road network which would include mobile phone offences.

FOI reference: 1086/17.
Date of request: 04.09.17.