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Traffic Offences - 370/20

Date Responded 17 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:

I would like to know the following. Please break down the figures by year, for the past 3 years.

  1. How many traffic light violations have been reported in your area?
  2. What is the volume of accidents at roundabouts and motorway junctions?
  3. How many stop sign violations have been reported in your area?
  4. Also, which junction in your area were most accidents reported last year?

After we sought  clarity you clarified that by ‘year’ you referred to calendar years and that point 4 related to calendar year 2019 only.

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.

To provide a full response to this request would require manual interrogation of systems used to record such instances and as such your request would be refused under Section 12 of the Act due to time/cost.  However rather than refuse your whole request we have provided what we are able to below.

1  2017 -  1520

2018 - 1601

2019 -  332

2  We are unable to answer this point as the crash system we use does not have the facility to break the search down to junctions or roundabouts

3  The offence of Fail to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by constable / traffic warden is provided below.

With regards to the fail to stop sign only, the national system we use does not have the facility to break the search down.

2017 - 3

2018 - 3

2019 - 4

Unable to answer as the crash system we use does not have the facility to break the search down to junctions.

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