Speeding (2921/15)

Request

How many people this year (broken down by month) have been caught speeding on the M42 southbound between junction 6 (Birmingham Airport) & junction 5, if there have been recorded offenses which speeds?

How many people this year (broken down by month) have been caught speeding on the M42 southbound between junction 5 (Solihull) & junction 4 (Shirley), if there have been recorded offenses which speeds?

How many people this year (broken down by month) have been caught speeding on the M42 Northbound between junction 6 (Birmingham Airport) & junction 5, if there have been recorded offenses which speeds?

How many people this year (broken down by month) have been caught speeding on the M42 Northbound between junction 5 (Solihull) & junction 4 (Shirley), if there have been recorded offenses which speeds?

Are the camera¿s used for enforcing national speed limit or variable only?

What is the tolerance of the West Midlands police catchment area speed camera¿s on the M42 (is it 10% +2mph)?

Is there time given (leeway) when the variable speed limit changes (e.g. harsh breaking can cause problems if a motorist is going under a gantry and the screen changes from 70mph to 50mph)?

Response

We can confirm that the relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. The majority of this information has been provided in the attachment (2921_Attachment_01). However, we are withholding the rest since we consider that the exemptions outlined below apply to it.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case the information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

Section 31 (1) (a) (b) (Law enforcement)

Section 38 (1) (a) (b) (Health and safety)

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

Attachments

2921_ATTACHMENT
2921_PUBLIC_INTEREST_TEST

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