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Coronavirus- Speeding (95A/20 and 107A/20 )

REQUEST 107A/20

 How many drivers were caught exceeding a 30mph limit in your force from 23rd March – 13th April 2019?

REQUEST 95A/20

Between the dates of 23rd March 2020 and 13th April 2020 please provide the following information:

The highest recorded speed by a driver within the force area that you police?

What was the speed limit of the section of road where this speed was detected?

On what stretch of road and at what time of day was this speed recorded?

How many drivers were caught exceeding a 30mph limit in your force?

How many drivers were caught exceeding a 20mph limit in your force?

How many drivers were issued with a penalty for doing non-essential journeys in contravention of the Government’s lockdown instructions?

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Response

Please find our response below.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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.

Data

Between the dates of 23rd March 2020 and 13th April 2020 please provide the following information:

 The highest recorded speed by a driver within the force area that you police?

 108mph

 What was the speed limit of the section of road where this speed was detected?

 70mph

 On what stretch of road and at what time of day was this speed recorded?

 M5 Junction 3 – 4

How many drivers were caught exceeding a 30mph limit in your force?

 9

How many drivers were caught exceeding a 20mph limit in your force?

 0

 How many drivers were issued with a penalty for doing non-essential journeys in contravention of the Government’s lockdown instructions?

 FPN data will be published in future by NPCC who are responsible for collating and issuing fines to individuals.

Please see the link below.

https://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/police-chiefs-keep-reporting-crime-to-us-during-coronavirus-outbreak-we-are-still-here-for-you

How many drivers were caught exceeding a 30mph limit in your force from 23rd March – 13th April 2019?

 2454

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