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Speeding (837A/22)


  1. How many drivers have you prosecuted for speeding in each of these years; 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 so far.
  2. How many drivers have appealed against their prosecution for speeding?
  3. How many drivers have been successful in appealing against the speeding prosecution?
  4. How many of all appeals have been because the driver had evidence that the Notice of Intended Prosecution and/or prosecutor was using an incorrect speed limit in detailing the nature of the alleged offence?
  5. How many of these appeals because of the use of incorrect speed limits were successful?
  6. Can I please have a copy of your enforcement policy regarding speeding offences?


With regard to questions 2 – 5, this information would be held by the courts (HMCTs), therefore you may wish to submit a request for this directly to them to see if they can assist.

With regard to question 1, please find our response below.

YEAR Count*
2017 7,371
2018 5,594
2019 9,239
2020 7,682
2021 5,679
2022 (to date) 598

*These figures only refer to single offences (i.e. if speeding is one of many offences, the ticket is forwarded straight for prosecution and we do not have a record – the tickets would have to be checked manually, which would exceed the 18 hour time limit).

With regard to question 6, no specific recorded information is held. West Midlands Police does not have a specific speed enforcement policy; the force abides by DFT, NPCC and manufacturer guidelines for all speed enforcement operations. An example of this can be seen on the College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice website at the following link:

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.


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