Disclosure Details

Speeding - 401/13

Dated: 03 Jun 2013

Date of request:     21/05/2013

Date of response:   03/06/2013

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 21 May 2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

  1. In the 12 months to 31 March 2013  how many apparent offences (red-light and speed cameras) were detected by your Speed Camera Partnerships?

  2. Of these offences how many were finalised by a) a fixed penalty b) a court summons and c) were no proceeded with?  If the total in Q.1 is not equal to the total of 2 (a) + 2(b) + 2(c) please explain why there is a discrepancy. 

  3. For those offences that were not proceeded with please indicate how many were not proceeded with for the following reasons:

    1. Visitor from abroad or foreign vehicle
    2. Emergency vehicle:
      1. police
      2. fire
      3. ambulance
    3. Written warning
    4. Stolen vehicle
    5. Ghost cloned vehicle
    6. Administrative mistake on NIP
    7. NIP not served in 14 days
    8. Driver not traced
      1. Offered Driver Re-education Programme
    9. Other reason

    In response:

    We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

    Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

    I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

    1. 68,084

    2. Due to the 6 months period that can pass before such matters may be finalised, this information is not held at this stage.

    3. Due to the 6 months period that can pass before such matters may be finalised, this information is not held at this stage.

    Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

    The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

    How to complain

    If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

    If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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