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Drivers Caught Using Their Mobile Phone Since 2011

Question

For the financial years: 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16


- How many drivers were caught using their mobile phones while driving?

- How many of the drivers caught were given penalty points?

- How many of the drivers caught were issued with a fixed penalty notice?

- How many of the drivers caught attended a road safety course instead of receiving a FPN?

You clarified on the 9th August that “When I asked below for the number of drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving – I am referring to police officer issued tickets ONLY – and not safety cameras”

Answer

Please find the information requested in the table below:

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Drivers caught using their mobile phone

1756

1371

1134

1060

854

Of those, given penalty points

1519

*plus 197 prosecuted

1184

*plus 169 prosecuted

878

*plus 73 prosecuted

633

*plus 118 prosecuted

175

*plus 100 prosecuted

Of those, issued a Fixed Penalty

1756

1371

1108

812

195

Of those, attended a workshop instead of accepting a Fixed Penalty

0

0

11

203

516

*We have provided the number of offences that were prosecuted at court in addition as we do not hold a record of the outcome of this prosecution and whether the individual had their Driving License endorsed with points or not.

FOI reference: 1022/16.

Date of request: 08.08.16.