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Speeding Fines 2018 & 2019 (1541/20)


  1. How many motorists have been caught speeding in your force area, broken down by month for 2018 and 2019?
  2. The total amount of money in fines issued to drivers for speeding offences, broken down by month for 2018 and 2019.
  3. What is the top speed someone has been caught driving in a) 20mph, b) 30mph, c) 40mph, d) 50mph, e) 60mph and f) 70mph zone, broken down by year for 2018 and 2019.
  4. If limited by time restraints, please prioritise in order of Q1, Q2, Q3.


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

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 file 1541-ATTACHMENT). 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.


Fines are paid to Her Majesties Court & Tribunal Services (HMCTS)so this request should be directed to them. West Midlands Police can say that speeding is subject to a £100 fixed penalty (and points) so for each offence listed in the table  in  the  attachment as being paid it can be assumed that they have paid £100. 

Please note that researching each individual case and contacting HMCTS for the outcomes would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).

The cost of compliance with the whole of your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of confirming or denying that the information is held would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12(2) of the FOI 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.