Illegal Number Plates FOI Request

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Dear Cleveland Police,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many drivers have been caught with an illegal number plate in Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.

2. Can you provide me with the number of illegal number plate incidences involving the following brands during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019:

Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Kia, Fiat, Mini, Peugeot, Mazda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Citroen, Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai, Honda

3. How much is the fine for being caught with an illegal number plate?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry ref: 11326-19

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry received by this office on 27th September.

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Mrs M Johnson
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Department of Standard & Ethics | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Ms Aharony,

Enquiry Ref: 11326/2019

I write in connection with your request for information dated 27th September 2019 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 from our Central Ticket Office.

1. How many drivers have been caught with an illegal number plate in Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.
2017 – 83 offences. 36 FPN, 47 VDRS
2018 – 109 offences. 71 FPN, 38 VDRS
2019 – 54 offences. 45 FPN, 9 VDRS

2. Can you provide me with the number of illegal number plate incidences involving the following brands during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019:
Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Kia, Fiat, Mini, Peugeot, Mazda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Citroen, Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai, Honda
a) No Information held, we do not record this information.

3. How much is the fine for being caught with an illegal number plate?
FPN is £100 (non endorsable).
VDRS will be whatever the cost to correct the defect and any additional charges from the garage to stamp the form.

Please note any statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

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If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

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
E-mail: [Cleveland Police request email]

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