Road Traffic Collisions (5019_17)

Request

  1. Please provide the number of serious road accidents (involving serious injury or fatalities) reported to your force for each of the following calendar years:

 

  1. i) 2011
  2. ii) 2012

iii)         2013

  1. iv) 2014
  2. v) 2015
  3. vi) 2016

vii)       2017 to date

 

 

  1. Please provide the age range of the drivers involved in these serious road accidents

 

Broken down by the following age ranges:

 

  1. a) 17 to 25
  2. b) 26 to 35
  3. c) 36 to 45
  4. d) 46 to 55
  5. e) 56 to 65
  6. f) 66 to 75
  7. g) Over 75

 

For each of the following calendar years:

 

  1. i) 2011
  2. ii) 2012

iii)         2013

  1. iv) 2014
  2. v) 2015
  3. vi) 2016

vii)       2017 to date

 

 

  1. Where possible, please provide the age range of the driver found responsible for these serious road accidents

 

Broken down by the following age ranges:

 

  1. a) 17 to 25
  2. b) 26 to 35
  3. c) 36 to 45
  4. d) 46 to 55
  5. e) 56 to 65
  6. f) 66 to 75
  7. g) Over 75

 

For each of the following calendar years:

 

  1. i) 2011
  2. ii) 2012

iii)         2013

  1. iv) 2014
  2. v) 2015
  3. vi) 2016

vii)       2017 to date

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information. Providing the age group for the person though responsible would involve researching every case on our road traffic collision system

 

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).

 

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

 

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded see attached file.  I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

 

Please note that data for 2017 is not yet available

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