Disclosure Details

Speed Cameras - 367/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:  13/04/2012

Date of response:   24/04/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 13 April  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: 

During the 2010 and 2011 calendar year how many temporary fixed position speed cameras were withdrawn from service that were positioned at a site where a temporary speed limit had been introduced because of road maintenance?  (This figure should include all those temporary cameras that were installed and removed during 2010 and 2011 but also those installed prior to 2010 but subsequently removed in either 2010 or 2011
For each of the temporary cameras referred to above please state:
a) When was it installed?
b) When was it removed?
c) Where it was positioned?
d) What was the original speed limit on the road?
e) What was the temporary speed limit being enforced for the cameras?
f) How many speeding motorists were issued with fines during the period of the temporary speed limit reduction?
g) What was the highest speed (or average speed) recorded at this site and if known the make and model of the vehicle involved and the penalty imposed?

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 both the Camera Enforcement and Fixed Penalty Units of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.  We have no instances relevant to your request.

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.

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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