Driving offence statistics

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Dear Cleveland Police,

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am attempting to find which areas suffer the most from driving offences in the UK.

My questions are as follows:
1.) How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your police force handed out in 2019 and 2020 for:
a. exceeding the speed limit?
b. using a handheld mobile phone while driving a vehicle?
c. driving without insurance?
d. driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs?
e. disobeying parking regulations?
2.) How many accidents have there been for the year 2019 and 2020?

Yours faithfully,

Niklas Jakobsen

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear N Jakobsen ,

Enquiry Ref: 12467/2020

I write in connection with your request for information dated 15th December 2020 and received by this office on that date. Below are the questions raised in your request and all of the information we have been able to retrieve.

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am attempting to find which areas suffer the most from driving offences in the UK.
My questions are as follows:
1.) How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your police force handed out in 2019 and 2020 for:
a. exceeding the speed limit?
2019 - 14,557
2020 - 6505
b. using a handheld mobile phone while driving a vehicle?
2019 – 177 (1 further for supervisor of learner driver using mobile phone)
2020 - 113
c. driving without insurance?
2019 – 551
2020 - 539
d. driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs?
a) No information held by Central Ticket Office this offence would result in the issue of a summons or charge to court.
e. disobeying parking regulations?
Police do not record these offences – the local Councils issue parking tickets

2.) How many accidents have there been for the year 2019 and 2020?
Accidents
Fatal 2019 2020 Total
Not coded 0 0 0
HARTLEPOOL 1 3 4
MIDDLESBROUGH 2 0 2
REDCAR AND CLEVELAND 4 6 10
STOCKTON-ON-TEES 7 3 10
Total: 14 12 26
Serious 2019 2020 Total
Not coded 0 0 0
HARTLEPOOL 23 15 38
MIDDLESBROUGH 34 29 63
REDCAR AND CLEVELAND 33 30 63
STOCKTON-ON-TEES 55 28 83
Total: 145 102 247
Slight 2019 2020 Total
Not coded 0 0 0
HARTLEPOOL 81 78 159
MIDDLESBROUGH 154 140 294
REDCAR AND CLEVELAND 91 73 164
STOCKTON-ON-TEES 177 137 314
Total: 503 428 931
Grand Total: 662 542 1,204

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Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
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