Disclosure Details

Speeding - 946/12

Dated: 02 Jan 2013

Date of request:      30/11/2012

Date of response:   02/01/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 30 November 2012 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: 

For the last 2 calendar years:

  1. How many police officers have been caught speeding in the past two years?

  2. How many police officers have been caught going through a red light in the past two years?

  3. Out of these offences how many tickets were issued?

  4. How many of these incidents were recorded when police were dealing with emergency calls?

  5. How many members of the general public have been caught speeding in the past two years?

  6. How many have been caught going through a red light in the past two years?

  7. Out of these offences how many tickets were issued?

To clarify for police officers I mean both on and off duty, and given as seperate figures.

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 both the Professional Standards Department and the Fixed Penalty Unit of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

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

Please note,  the 'on duty' activations have occurred when police officers have been attending emergency calls.

On Duty:
In 2011 -  2,393
In 2010 -  2,786

Off Duty:
2011 - 16
2010 - 1

On Duty :
In 2011 - 429
In 2010 - 157

Off Duty
2011 - None
2010 - 1

On duty - 16
Off duty - 12

In 2011 -  2,789
In 2010 -  2,913

In 2011 - 57,389
In 2010 - 50,484

In 2011 - 4,489
In 2010 - 1,796

In 2011 -  25,824
In 2010 -  21,513

You should note that offences can be finalised by way of attendance at a speed awareness workshop as an alternative to the fine and points.


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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