Driving: Mobile Phones

Home Office written question – answered at on 29 November 2022.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorists have been fined for using their mobile phones whilst driving in the last 12 months.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes information annually on the number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued and other outcomes for motoring offences, including ‘use of hand-held mobile phone while driving’ offences. This information is published as part of the Home Office’s annual ‘Other PACE Powers’ bulletin and can be found in Table FPN_03 of the Fixed Penalty Notices data tables.

The latest data covers the 2021 calendar year. During those 12 months, there were 9,679 fines paid for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

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