Date Responded 29 December 2021

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. Can you supply me with the number of speeding fines issued (for the last full twelve months that figures are available) from static and mobile sources for A167 Ponteland Road between A191/Etal Lane Roundabout and Springfield Roundabout, please?
  2. Can you also indicate the average speed of recorded vehicles in this same timeframe, please?

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. 2685 speeding offences (1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020)
  2. No information held.  This is not a calculation that is held and we are not obliged to create a response in order to reply to a question asked under FOI.  Additionally it would exceed the permitted 18 hour threshold if we were to attempt to calculate this information, which would make this whole request subject to a Section 12 refusal due to cost/time being exceeded.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete.  However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes.  The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.  As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

 

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.

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