Disclosure Details

Speed Cameras - 75/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request: 17/01/2012

Date of response: 14/02/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 17 January 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

When I refer below to the number of "tickets" effectively I mean punishments generated - this could be a speed awareness course or it could be three points. (The 'ticket' could also subsequently be successfully appealed or as yet unresolved because the case has gone before the court).

  1. The total number of speeding tickets issued in 2011 by speed cameras. This refers to ‘yellow boxes’ and motorway average speed cameras. It excludes police officers using a speed camera. I am interested in the number of tickets issued and not the number of fines collected.

  2. Please provide the same for 2010.

  3. Please provide the same for 2009.

  4. Please provide the same for 2008.

  5. (a) The total number of speed cameras in 2011. Please break this down – eg Gatso (analogue with film), average speed camera on a motorway, digital speed camera etc.
    (b) Please state how many of these, if any, were not active AT ALL in 2011 – no fines were collected.

  6. (a) The total number of speed cameras in 2010
    (b) The total number of speed cameras that were not active AT ALL in 2010

  7. (a) The total number of speed cameras in 2009
    (b) The total number of speed cameras that were not active AT ALL in 2009

In response:

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

Please note that this request has been aggregated with your previous request, FOI 09/12 - Speed Cameras, due to cost and time implications as it refers to the same subject area.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the both Fixed Penalty and Camera Enforcement Units of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please note that the information supplied below for questions 1 - 4 is based on your clarification 'punishment given' and gives the total number of speeding tickets generated from the Fixed Site Cameras (yellow boxes) which have been finalised by way of:-
- cautioned
- payment made
- speed awareness workshop
- court proceedings instituted (regardless of whether the case was subsequently upheld, dismissed etc)

  1. 2008 = 18,408

  2. 2009 = 14,929

  3. 2010 = 15,839

  4. 2011 = 14,494

  5. a)  Total number of fixed site speed cameras in 2011 - 36 Gatso, 8 Truvello and 2 digital.
    b)  11 of these were not active.

  6. a)  Total number of fixed site speed cameras in 2010 - 36 Gatso, 8 Truvello and 2 digital.
    b)  20 of these were not active.

  7. a)  Total number of fixed site speed cameras in 2009 - 36 Gatso and 8 Truvello.
    b)  23 of these were not active.

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How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

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