Disclosure Details

Speeding - 078/17

Dated: 02 Feb 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 20 January 2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

1.I would like to know how many vehicles were caught travelling at over 100mph in your area of jurisdiction in 2015 and 2016.

For each case of vehicles travelling at over 100mph, I would like to know:

2.The age and gender of the driver.

3.Name and address of driver (if charged and appeared in court).

4.When the incident occurred.

5. The exact speed they were travelling at.

6.The make & model of car/bike/vehicle they were driving.

7.The location of the incident.

8. What penalty they received (e.g. fine, prison sentence etc.) 


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.


1.  2015 = 1

     2016 = 1

2.  2015 -  driver not identified

     2016 -  driver not identified- ongoing investigations

3.  2015 - no driver identified - charge brought was for failing to identify driver

     2016 - ongoing investigations

4. 23/03/15


5.  2015 - 103mph

     2016-  110mph

6.  Mazda RX - 8

    Audi S5

7.  A184 Felling by pass, Whitemare Pool

    A1058 Coast Road / Benfield Road, Newcastle

8.  2015 - charged with failing to identify the driver £180 fine 6 pts victim services surcharge £20 and costs of £85


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.