Speeding Offences - 030/22

Date Responded 26 January 2022

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. Please release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act regarding speeding offences recorded by Northumbria Police in 2021.
Please provide a list of the 20 roads where Northumbria Police recorded the most speeding offences from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, as well as the highest speeds recorded in each of those areas during that time.
For clarity, the above request is therefore asking for the 20 roads where Northumbria Police recorded the most speeding offences in 2021, as well as the highest speeds recorded in each of those areas during that time.
However, if the information is not yet held for December 2021, please provide a list of the 20 roads where Northumbria Police recorded the most speeding offences in the 365 days from November 30, 2020 to November 30, 2021, as well as the highest speeds recorded in each of those areas during that time.

2. For the time period in which the information is supplied, please also provide the total number of recorded speeding offences recorded by Northumbria Police in that time.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

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 by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
It should be noted these are camera only offences– any attempt to locate all speeding offences, ie officer witnessed, would have made this exempt under S21 due to excess time and cost.

1.

 

Site

Numbers

Highest Speed

2009

A19 BET A1056 KILLINGWOTH WAY JUNC, A190 ANNITSFORD ROAD UNDERPASS

2480

147

596

A167 STAMFORDHAM ROAD BET A1 AND SILVER LONNEN JUN, NEWCASTLE

2254

63

648

A167 PONTELAND ROAD BET A191 ETAL LANE AND SPRINGFIELD ROUNDABOUT

2182

70

651

A1 WESTERN BY PASS GATESHEAD/BIRTLEY TO SMITHY LANE OVERBRIDGE

1791

79

590

A184 FELLING BY PASS FROM HEWORTH TO WHITEMARE POOL

1587

110

650

A1 WESTERN BY PASS GATESHEAD/METRO CENTRE NORTH OF HOLLINSIDE RD OVERBRIDGE

1557

88

645

A690 SOUTH OF HOUGHTON CUT

1309

111

1007

A186 WEST ROAD (TWO BALL LONNEN TO DENTON ROAD)

1268

75

638

A188 BENTON LANE, LONGBENTON

1202

57

126A

A1 FELTON BY PASS

1163

124

2027

B1405 ESSEN WAY, TUNSTALL, SUNDERLAND

1160

56

570

KIER HARDY WAY, SOUTHWICK

1153

63

540

A195 LEAM LANE

1067

67

577

A690 STONEYGATE, HOUGHTON

951

81

519

DUDLEY LANE, CRAMLINGTON

925

73

623

BARRACK ROAD, NEWCASTLE

835

64

521

JESMOND ROAD, NEWCASTLE

827

58

2023

A196 GUIDEPOST (WEST OF A1068 RDABT JUNC EASTBOUND JUNC A1068)

679

56

113A

A69 MELKRIDGE

653

82

1044

STOCKTON ROAD, RYHOPE, SUNDERLAND

573

57

 

2. 49,027

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.

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