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Speeding (239A/22)


The request relates to speeding offences detected by your force, with a particular interest in how these were resolved and how many were cancelled.

My questions are as follows:

  1. How many speeding offences did your force detect in the 2021 calendar year (1 January to 31 December, inclusive)?
  2. Please provide a breakdown of how these offences were detected (i.e. via fixed speed camera, mobile speed camera, police officer with radar gun etc).
  3. Please provide a breakdown of how these offences were resolved (i.e. how many were cancelled, how many resulted in awareness courses, fines/penalty points, court action etc).
  4. For the offences that were cancelled, please provide a breakdown of the reasons why cancellations occurred (i.e. emergency service vehicles on blue light runs, court agreements etc).


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.