Recorded convictions for driving offences

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I’m looking to obtain please the below information for Robins and Day from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for) in Belfast.

Please can you provide the information requested below:

Mobile phone offences

1. Number of recorded convictions given to drivers under the age of 25 for using a phone at the wheel, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)
2. Total number of points and fines issued to drivers under the age of 25 for using a mobile phone at the wheel in, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)

Speeding offences

1. Number of recorded convictions given to drivers under the age of 25 for speeding, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)
2. Total number of points and fines issued to drivers under the age of 25 speeding, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)

Seat belt offences

1. Number of recorded convictions given to drivers under the age of 25 for seatbelt offences, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)
2. Total number of points and fines issued to drivers under the age of 25 for seatbelt offences, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)

Drink driving offences

1. Number of recorded convictions given to drivers under the age of 25 for drink driving offences, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)
2. Total number of points and fines issued to drivers under the age of 25 for drink driving offences, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)

Driving without insurance

1. Number of recorded convictions given to drivers under the age of 25 for driving without insurance, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)
2. Total number of points and fines issued to drivers under the age of 25 for driving without insurance, broken down by region (whichever geographical break is most convenient) and month from July 2015 to June 2017 (or whenever data is available for)

Please can you provide the data via email.

Any questions please let me know,

Many Thanks,
Becky

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Jacqui
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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

Hi Jacqui,

My full name is Tushar Hitesh Parmar,

Yours faithfully,

Tushar

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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14th August 2017

Dear Ms Parmar,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 14th August
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 14th August 2017.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Recorded Convictions for Driving Offences

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

25th September 2017

Dear Ms Parmar,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 14th August
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 14th August 2017.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Recorded Convictions for Driving Offences

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to meet your
request could you please provide further clarification on the following

Q2, Q4, Q6, Q8 and Q10 refer to ‘total number of points and fines issued’
– can I clarify if you mean the number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs)
issued for the different offences?

 

For Q4 - Can the you clarify if you require only FPNs issued by PSNI
officers for speeding offences or do you also require those who received a
FPN  after a detection for speeding by the NI Road Safety Partnership?

 

Please note the record owner has advised me they are unable to break the
figures down to any geography lower than Belfast City Policing District.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped. Once we receive
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Yours sincerely,

Sean

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn