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Defendants proceeded against at the magistrates courts for offences of using a hand held mobile phone while driving, in England and Wales, 2004 to 2010, can be viewed in the following table.
|Defendants proceeded against at the magistrates courts for offences of using a hand held mobile phone (1) while driving, England and Wales, 2004-10 (2,3)|
|Using a hand held mobile phone||482||1,168||1,451||10,911||27,092||32,571||35,255|
|(1) Statute: Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986—R.110(1), R.110(2) and R.110(3). Introduced 1 December 2003. Offence description: R.110(1) use of a hand held mobile phone while driving; R.110(2) causing or permitting the use of a mobile phone while driving a motor vehicle R. 110(3) using a mobile phone while supervising the holder of a provisional driving licence to drive a motor vehicle on the road. (2) The figures given relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice|