Date Responded 24 March 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. Since 1st January 2019 (until 12th March 2020 or the most recent date possible), how many complaints have you received via dashcam footage from members of the public, and can you break it down into individual driving offences?
  2. In the same time period, can you give a breakdown of what the outcome of the complaints were broken down into individual driving offences

In Response:

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

Mobile Phone – 165 reports

Careless Driving – 626 reports

Red Light Offence – 206 reports

Close pass on cyclist – 553 reports

Dangerous driving – 11

Miscellaneous offences – 120



Mobile phone – 100

Careless Driving – 394

Red Light Offence – 144

Close Pass Cyclist – 236

Dangerous – 11

Miscellaneous Offences – 28

All above were referred across to the Fixed Penalty Unit for further processing.  To provide more detail than that would have resulted in each case – in excess of 900 offences – being manually reviewed, which could not have been achieved within the time remaining for this submission.  Rather than refuse your submission under Section 12 due to cost/time constraints, we have provided what we have been able to without having to apply relevant exemptions.

Further information as to how to submit dashcam footage can be found on the Northumbria Police website.


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