Middlesbrough Fines for Using a Mobile Phone While Driving

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Dear Cleveland Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the number of drivers who have been charged with a CU80 driving offence (using a mobile phone while driving) under Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act. Specifically, I would like the number of people charged in the town of Middlesbrough in the last financial year.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or require further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

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Enquiry ref: 12057-20

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Dixon,

Enquiry Ref: 12057/2020

I write in connection with your request for information dated 2nd July 2020 and received by this office on that date. Below are the questions raised in your request and our response.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the number of drivers who have been charged with a CU80 driving offence (using a mobile phone while driving) under Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act. Specifically, I would like the number of people charged in the town of Middlesbrough in the last financial year.
a) We have made enquiries with the Central Ticket Office and they have advised that there have been 52 traffic offence reports issued for using a mobile phone whist driving in the Middlesbrough area in the last financial year.

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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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