Disclosure Details

Speeding Offences - 320/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:  26/03/2012

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 26 March  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: 

  1. For the years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 (up to date of this request) what is the fastest speed you have recorded a vehicle to have travelled on a road monitored by a speed camera?

  2. What was the make and model of the vehicle and was it a police or civilian vehicle? 

  3. Where did the incident take place and what was the speed recorded?

  4. Was the driver prosecuted?  If not please provide a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the incident?

  5. Please also provide the same information in respect of a driver who has been apprehended by way of police mobile cameras either within a vehicle or at a static location?

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

  1. For the financial year 2010/2011 the fastest speed recorded at a fixed site location was 128mph. 
    For the financial year 2011/2012 the fastest speed recorded at a fixed site location was 125mph.

  2. 2010/2011 The vehicle was a police vehicle - Volvo S60.
    2011/2012 The vehicle was a police vehicle - Volvo Estate.

  3. The incident took place on the A69 Melkridge - speed as above.
    The incident took place on the A1 Charlton Mires - speed as above.

  4. Driver not prosecuted Police vehicle on police driver training.
    Driver not prosecuted Police vehicle with blues illuminated responding to an incident.

  5. 2010/2011 fastest speed recorded by an officer in a vehicle at the roadside was 118mph - the vehicle was a civilian Ford Mondeo.  The incident took place on the A1 near Alnwick, the driver paid the fine of £60 and had 3 penalty points endorsed on their driving licence.

 2011/2012 fastest speed recorded by an officer in a vehicle at the roadside was 119mph - the vehicle was a civilian Ducati motorbike.  The incident took place on the A194 Whitemare Pool the fixed penalty notice is still outstanding at this time.

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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