NEARLY 1,000 people in Derbyshire have been convicted of careless driving in the past two years, according to new figures.

A Freedom of Information request by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered that more than 17,000 people have been convicted of careless driving offences in England and Wales since police were given the power to issue fixed penalty notices for it in 2013.

Reported by the Derby Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.