- We would like to know how many motorists you have offered each NDORS course for each year, from 2010 to 2016.
2. For the Whats Driving Us course we would also like to know the code for the offence (e.g. CD10, CD20 etc.) that prompted the sanction
Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us provide data for the National Driver Awareness Course as this information is not held on a central system nor are we able to provide data from 2010.
Pentip (national penalty ticket recording system) replaced the previous system (VPFPO) in August 2013. Historic data from VPFPO was migrated to Pentip however data pre Aug 2013 is not available
Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).
Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.
A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.
Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded see attached I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.