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Speed Tolerance (573A/24)


The NPCC guidance on speed work (incl. fixed, average, smart motorway, speed gun and camera vans) advises, as guidance, of a tolerance of 10% of the speed limit plus 2mph. 

Please could you advise if WMP follow this guidance from the NPCC and if not, what the tolerance is across the force?


I can confirm under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that this information is held by West Midlands Police. However, I am withholding that information since it is exempt by virtue of Section 31(1)(a)(b) – (Law enforcement) and Section 38(1)(a)(b) – (Health and safety).

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the exemptions above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (573A_24_PIT.pdf).