Can you tell me how many vehicles have been caught breaking the speed limit by the eight new average speed cameras in Birmingham in Solihull?
– I would like this information to be broken down by road name.
– I would also like this information to be broken down by each month.
Can you tell me how many of those drivers have been fined? And by how much?
Can you tell me if there are more plans for the average speed cameras in the West Midlands police force area?
Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information. We cannot tell you how many people from these offences have now been fined, or gone on a course, or had the case heard at court, as we are unable to break this information down in order to provide that information.
The question about future plans would need to be directed to the relevant Local Authority. West Midlands Police are only the enforcement agency.
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 (please 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.