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Date Responded 25 February 2020

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.

You asked:

  1. What are the ten roads that had the most collisions on them in 2019 in your area?
  2. How many collisions did the roads referenced in request one have on them in 2019?

In Response:

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

However, as the information you have requested is accessible by other means 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.

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