Disclosure Details

Speeding - 391/16

Dated: 25 May 2016

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 22  March 2016 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. How many speeding offences overall were committed in your force area in the years 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016. Please provide a breakdown of the number of offences for each year.

2. What was the fastest speeding offence recorded by Police in your force area in the years 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016.

3. Please can you name the road where the fastest speeding offence was recorded by Police in the years 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016.

4. Please can you provide the make and model of the vehicle recorded doing the fastest speed in your force area in 2014, 2015, and so far in 2016.


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.

The figures below are based on safety camera offences and FPN's issued at the roadside.


2016 - 9,054 as of information available at 23/03/16

2015 - 62,933

2014 - 67,141


2016 - 95mph X 5 offences

2015 - 103mph

2014 - 103mph



- A189 Spine Road, Ashington

- A69 Heddon

- A1  Alnwick X 2

- A1  South Charlton

2015 - A184 Felling Bypass (W) Whitemare Pool,

2014 - A1 Western Bypass (N)



Audi A5

Mercedes C220

Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Land Rover Freelander


Mazda RX - 8


Volkswagen Lupo 


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.

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.

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.