1. I request details of the total number of £100 fixed penalty notices issued for careless driving since the measure was first introduced on August 16 by the Department for Transport.
2. I would like a breakdown for the first three months (to Nov 16) or by monthly breakdown if those totals are not yet available.
3. I also request a breakdown of those fixed penalty notices by category: for example, driving too close to the vehicle in front; hogging the middle lane of a motorway.
As at 16 November 2013, 4 penalty notices had been recorded as being issued since August 2013 for Driving Without Due Care and Attention. 3 of these were issued in September and 1 in October. Although we can confirm that 2 of these were for ‘Lane Discipline’ the reason for the other 2 notices is not known.
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