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Fastest Speeds (738A/20)

Request

1) For the 2019/20 financial year what is the fastest speed you have recorded a vehicle to have travelled on a road monitored by a speed camera? By “speed camera” I mean a fixed or temporary speed camera as well as portable speed cameras operated by officers and in-car cameras that can record the speed of other motorists.

2) What was the make and model of the vehicle and was it a police or civilian vehicle?

3) Where did the incident take place and what was the speed recorded?

4) Was the driver prosecuted? If so what was the penalty imposed? If there was not a prosecution please provide a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

5) In relation to activations of any type of speed camera in your area in 2019/20 how many did not progress to any further action because the registration plate was NOT from the UK and so there was no way of identifying the driver? What was the highest speed recorded where the vehicle had a foreign registered plate and the case was discontinued? If possible please state where this activation occurred and the nation the vehicle was registered in?

Response

Please find attached our response.

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

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