Disclosure Details

RTCs - 675/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   27/08/2012

Date of response:   04/09/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated 27 August  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: 

"For the calendar years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 to date how many:

  1. Road traffic accidents occurred at A193 Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice

  2. How many road traffic accidents accidents were caused by excess speeding at A193 Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice

  3. How many, if any, fatailities have occurred at A193 Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice

  4. How many motorists have been caught exceeding the speed limit at A193 Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice" 

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 in part by Northumbria Police.

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

1 - 3.  The Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit (TADU) carry out the statistical function on behalf of Northumbria Police and they may be able to assist you with these parts of your request.

I have provided the contact details below for you.

Ian Abernethy
TADU Co-ordinator
Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit
Transport and Highways Service
Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
e-mail: IanAbernethy@gateshead.gov.uk


YearNumber of motorists caught exceeding the speed limit at A193 Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice
2009 621
2010 705
2011 558
2012 418 (as of date received)

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


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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