Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
Details of all RTC’s between Heddon on the Wall on the Military Road to the Errington Arms at the A68 roundabout (The B6318 also known as the Military Road between Heddon on the Wall and the A68/B6318 junction). The last 5 calendar years are of particular interest so 2016 to the present.
The information you have requested is accessible by other means and as such I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.
I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.
Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means
Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.
The information you have requested is freely available via The North East Regional Road Safety Resource’s website. The website features an interactive casualty map of the North East, on which are plotted all road user casualties from the last five years.
The map can be accessed through the following link (however please note that this must be opened via firefox or google chrome): http://www.tinyurl.com/necasualtydashboard.
Full details about the map and the data used in it are given on the website, but in brief the interactive casualty map will allow you to select to display casualties by severity and road user type over a map of the North East. Furthermore, once you have displayed the desired casualties, you can click on any of the points and a brief summary of the collision, casualty and vehicle details is displayed.
If this does not answer your query the Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit (TADU) carry out the statistical function on behalf of Northumbria Police and they may be able to assist you further. In order to aid and assist you, we have provided contact details below:-
Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit
Transport and Highways Service
Development and Enterprise