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driving while consuming nitrous oxide (laughing gas) (1035A/22)


In the past five calendar years including this one until now, please can you tell me:

How many people have been stopped, arrested and/or charged on/suspicion of driving while consuming nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

Of the reports into vehicle collisions the force has been called to, how many mention nitrous oxide? Of those, how many involve injuries/fatalities?


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

There is no search facility for “driving while consuming nitrous oxide (laughing gas)” as a filter and a manual review of every case to determine the facts would be required.

On average we receive in excess of 65,000 records/annum, it will take more than 18hours to read each file to determine this data

I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request, in accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act.  If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.


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