HC Deb 11 November 2003 vol 413 c246W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for(a) driving without due care and attention, (b) failing to have proper control of a vehicle, (c) careless and inconsiderate driving and (d) dangerous driving have been secured in connection with the use of (i) hand-held mobile phones and (ii) all types of mobile phone in each year since 1997. [137181]

Paul Goggins

The statistics collected centrally do not enable the convictions for motoring offences in connection with mobile phones to be separately identified.

As from 1 December 2003, the specific offence of driving while using a hand-held mobile telephone will be introduced under a new regulation to be added to the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.