Careless Driving (389_15)


I am seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to the number of fixed penalty notices issued by your force since new powers were introduced in August 2013 giving police greater flexibility to deal with careless driving.

In particular, could you tell me:

1. How many careless driving offences have been recorded between August 2013 and August 2014.
2. If the information is broken down further, can you show how many offences were specifically recorded in relation to
a. Tailgating
b. Middle lane hogging
c. Undertaking
d. Using a mobile phone at the wheel
e. Eating at the wheel
f. Mounting the kerb
g. Wheel spins / hand break turns
h. Other offences (please specify, if possible)

Please note, if this information is not collected specifically for the period from August ‘13 to August ‘14, provide data for the latest 12 month period for which it is available.


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