Date Responded 01 October 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. For the 2019/20 financial year what is the fastest speed you have recorded a vehicle to have travelled on a road monitored by a speed camera? By “speed camera” I mean a fixed or temporary speed camera as well as portable speed cameras operated by officers and in-car cameras that can record the speed of other motorists.
  2. What was the make and model of the vehicle and was it a police or civilian vehicle?
  3. Where did the incident take place and what was the speed recorded?
  4. Was the driver prosecuted? If so what was the penalty imposed?  If there was not a prosecution please provide a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  5. In relation to activations of any type of speed camera in your area in 2019/20 how many did not progress to any further action because the registration plate was NOT from the UK and so there was no way of identifying the driver? What was the highest speed recorded where the vehicle had a foreign registered plate and the case was discontinued? If possible please state where this activation occurred and the nation the vehicle was registered in?

In Response:

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

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. 113 mph.
  2. Volkswagen Caddy – civilian vehicle.
  3. A1 Felton bypass – speed recorded as per our response to point 1 above.
  4. No information held.  The penalty imposed would need to be sourced from the Courts.
  5. No information held.  Foreign vehicles are not progressed as we have no way of establishing the registered keeper of the vehicle in order to conform with the legal requirement of sending an Notice of Intended Prosecution.
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