Drivers illegal use of mobile phones

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2400
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has written to me expressing his concerns about the common sight of drivers, illegally using hand held mobile phones while driving. He has asked whether you would consider setting up a police operation to crackdown on this illegal practice?

Answer

Answer for Drivers illegal use of mobile phones

Answer for Drivers illegal use of mobile phones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am assured that the MPS is committed to proactively tackling this problem. There were 16,490 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) issued from April 2011 to March 2012 for driver distraction. Since April this year there have been three operations specifically targeting driver distraction which includes the illegal use of mobile phones. These operations have so far resulted in 8,030 FPNs being issued between April and August and will continue.