Speed Limit (19911/19)

Request

I am looking for information on speed limit offences (classification 816) for 2017 and 2018 –  with the figures for 2019 to date – for your constabulary.

Specifically, I am seeking a breakdown of the speed travelled at the time of the offence, as well as the speed limit in the area in which the offence took place. This would build on the October 2019 report “Fixed Penalty Notices and other outcomes for motoring offences” which does not contain information on speeds travelled or speed limits where the offence was noted.

Please could you present this information in an Excel document using the following columns:

– Calendar year

– Month of offence

– Police Force Area

– Detection type (camera / non-camera detected)

– The speed travelled at the time of the offence

– The speed limit in the zone the offence took place

– Outcome (retraining, fine, court action etc.)

Response

Please find attached our response.  Please note the attached is the only data we have available, some locations are not shown.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

Attachments

19911_ATTACHMENT_01_2017 19911_ATTACHMENT_02_2018 19911_ATTACHMENT_03_2019

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