Speeding fines (12978/19)

Request

1. Within your constabulary, can you give a breakdown of the top three towns / cities in regards to the number of speeding fines issued, including the value of these fines between 1st August 2018 up to and including July 2019?

For example – In Leeds we gave out 2,000 speeding tickets, with the value of £120,000

2. Within your constabulary, can you provide the speeding fine totals (£) from 2016, 2107 and 2018 and how much the total value is?

E.g. 2016 – £1.200,500 in speeding fines given out

2017 – £1.321,000

2018 – £1,652,000

Response

Please be advised that the specific information that you have requested is not available in an electronically searchable format. Camera locations are identified by their street location and don’t necessarily include a town or city, therefore, we are unable to identify the top three towns/cities with regard to speeding fines. Please also note that information relating to fines is not held by West Midlands Police; fines are payable to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.

This means that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request.

However, in order to assist, we can provide the number of tickets issued by camera location for the requested period August 2018 – July 2019 (please see 12978_Attachment).

Though we do not hold information relating to fines, we can advise that of the number of tickets issued during this period, 13,544 have the disposal method marked as ‘paid/licence endorsed’ with the current fixed penalty amount set at £100. However, there are a number of cases still ongoing which may be dealt with as a fine if other disposal methods are not appropriate.

These data should be interpreted with caution; the figures provided 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.

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests.

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