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Prosecution for using a mobile phone while driving (FOI)

Prosecution for using a mobile phone while driving (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 05 December 2016.


Please supply if possible,

How many drivers have been prosecuted or cautioned at parish hall level or by the police for the offense of driving whilst holding / using a mobile phone and how much were they fined and how many were cautioned?

How many Did Not receive a fine? Date, January 1st 2014 to November 1st 2016.


The below table shows the disposal at Magistrate’s court or a parish hall for each offence of using/holding a mobile phone whilst driving.

The police records system produces results on numeric and alphabetical order. Those results where an offence incurs a fine or a term of imprisonment would have been sentences handed out at the Magistrate’s court. All other disposals, fine or caution etc, would have been heard at parish hall.

​Mobile phone offences​2014​2015​2016​Total
​Acquitted (found not guilty)​1​1
​Fine £100​134​151​188​473
​Fine £100 or imprisonment for 12 days​4​3​1​8
​Fine £100 or imprisonment for three days (youth detention)​1​1
​Fine £100 or imprisonment for six days​1​1​2
​Fine £120 ​5​4​4​13
​Fine £125 ​1​1​2​4
Fine £125 or imprisonment for 12 days​1​1
​Fine £125 or imprisonment for six days​1​1
​Fine £130​1​1
​Fine £150​22​14​8​44
​Fine £150 and imprisonment for three Days​1​1
​Fine £150 imprisonment for one week​1​1
​Fine £150 or imprisonment for 12 Days​2​1​2​5
​Fine £150 or imprisonment for 21 days​1​1
​Fine £150 or imprisonment for three days​2​2​4
​Fine £150 or imprisonment for six days​2​2
​Fine £170​1​1
​Fine £175​1​1​2
​Fine £200​12​22​24​58
​Fine £200 or imprisonment for 12 Days​1​1​2
​Fine £25​1​1​1​3
​Fine £30​2​1​3
​Fine £300 or imprisonment for 21 days ​1​1
​Fine £35 ​1​1
​​Fine £40​1​1
​​Fine £50​36​25​39​100
​Fine £50 or imprisonment for two days​1​1
​Fine £60​2​2​4​8
​Fine £65​2​2
​Fine £70​4​3​4​11
​Fine £75​103​9272​​267
​Fine £78​2​2
​Fine £80​8​4​8​20
​Fine £80 or imprisonment for 12 days​1​1
​No evidence offered (dismissed)​1​1​2
​Other - No separate penalty​1​1
​Other - returned and dealt with at parish hall​1​1
​Words of advice (Honorary Police)​1​1​1​3
​Written caution (parish hall)​15​18​15​48
​Words of advice by States of Jersey Police




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