KEYWORDS

Mobile, Phone, Sat Nav, Drive, Driving, Fine, Device, Hand, Holding, Fixed Penalty Notice

PUBLICATION NUMBER

PUB 1106

PUBLICATION STATEMENT

Please note that this information is correct as at 30th November 2020 and may be subject to change. Essex Police aim to review and update this publication every six months.

As with all publications of information by Essex Police, please note caveats may apply regarding the accuracy of data.

TITLE

Monthly Mobile Phone Driving Offences and Disposal Actions

DATE RANGE

January 2016 to August 2020

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Number of offences dealt with by Essex Police per month for motorists using a handheld mobile phone/device whilst driving. Table provided showing total number of actions taken by Essex Police for disposals; covering Conditional Offer, Referral to Court Team, NDORS (National Driver Offender Re-training Scheme) training course, and Other.

Please be advised that the phrase “Fixed Penalty Notice” is not a term broadly used by Essex Police. The closest approximation to a Fixed Penalty Notice is a Conditional Offer, which involves points being added onto a driving license and a fine.

Essex Police does not hold information relating to the number of fines paid by motorists. Please contact HM Courts and Tribunals Service for information relating to fines.

Essex Police does not hold the final number of NDORS course completed, this information is held by external agencies. Please note that the NDORS course was discontinued in 2017. Please contact UKROEd (UK Road Offender Education) for further information relating to NDORS courses.

RELATED DOCUMENTS/LINKS

https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-courts-and-tribunals-service

https://www.ukroed.org.uk/

FOI PUBLICATION

Disposal types

Conditional Offer – Points and a fine

NDORS course – Offer of NDORS course made (discontinued in 2017)

Court Team – Case referred to Court Team for decision on prosecution

Other – Foreign driver/NFA (No Further Action)/Still in progress

2016

Conditional Offer

NDORS course

Court Team

Other

Total

Jan

76

301

48

7

432

Feb

59

259

55

3

376

Mar

67

347

58

0

472

Apr

56

365

91

6

518

May

89

358

74

5

526

Jun

61

262

49

3

375

Jul

75

280

45

1

401

Aug

77

276

39

11

403

Sep

77

312

64

5

458

Oct

79

270

56

9

414

Nov

214

93

77

7

391

Dec

112

75

34

5

226

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1042

3198

690

62

4992

 

 

2017

Conditional Offer

NDORS course

Court Team

Other

Total

Jan

194

0

61

6

261

Feb

148

0

44

6

198

Mar

186

0

94

13

293

Apr

96

0

55

6

157

May

186

0

97

6

289

Jun

150

0

64

10

224

Jul

138

0

84

8

230

Aug

89

0

65

3

157

Sep

140

0

63

9

212

Oct

184

0

67

7

258

Nov

138

0

65

4

207

Dec

136

0

13

7

156

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1785

0

772

85

2642

 

2018

Conditional Offer

NDORS course

Court Team

Other

Total

Jan

133

0

81

5

219

Feb

144

0

84

10

238

Mar

144

0

83

14

241

Apr

165

0

91

18

274

May

176

0

114

8

298

Jun

231

0

110

8

349

Jul

103

0

61

7

171

Aug

133

0

84

5

222

Sep

128

0

85

9

222

Oct

115

0

99

9

223

Nov

116

0

73

6

195

Dec

103

0

55

4

162

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1691

0

1020

103

2814

 

2019

Conditional Offer

NDORS course

Court Team

Other

Total

Jan

106

0

73

14

193

Feb

69

0

54

3

126

Mar

96

0

85

1

182

Apr

149

0

105

8

262

May

179

0

114

8

301

Jun

102

0

84

8

194

Jul

114

0

88

11

213

Aug

79

0

44

3

126

Sep

63

0

25

1

89

Oct

47

0

27

2

76

Nov

33

0

23

0

56

Dec

56

0

4

3

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1093

0

726

62

1881

 

2020

Conditional Offer

NDORS course

Court Team

Other

Total

Jan

37

0

14

2

53

Feb

26

0

20

3

49

Mar

25

0

21

2

48

Apr

7

0

10

2

19

May

27

0

17

1

45

Jun

33

0

17

2

52

Jul

35

0

9

2

46

Aug

39

0

0

4

43

Sep

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

229

0

108

18

355

Information for September 2020 onwards is incomplete due to some offences still being processed