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Speeding Tickets (1813A/23)


Could you please share with me the number of speeding tickets your force issued in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 to date (up to the end of October) in the following speed categories:

21-25 mph

26-30 mph

31-35 mph

36-40 mph

41-50 mph

51-60 mph

61-70 mph



91-100 mph

100+ mph

In each speed category could you please also provide the age range of offenders, the median age of offender and the proportion of offenders who are men and women.

And in each year could you also please supply the slowest and fastest single speed for which a ticket was given.


Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation to the speed categories you mentioned, age and gender of the driver. As these are not central recording categories within our system. Each ticket would need to be located, retrieved and manually read to see what information was recorded when the ticket was issued.

In addition, information in relation to 2018 / 2019 and 2020 would have been through a weeding / destruction process as the force do not keep paper records indefinitely.

Please see the following calculation as to how long it is estimated to fulfill your request.

Using the figures from 2021 for calculation purposes 97588 tickets would need to be reviewed to see if the information you requested, was detailed within the ticket.

This would take approximately 2 minutes per ticket. Therefore, taking an excess of 3,253 hours to complete this task.

We would need to complete a similar exercise for 2022 and 2023, a separate task to arrange the data into the groupings you mentioned, all of which would be in addition to the work already completed.

Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fee’s limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide some of the information. Please see attached.

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fee’s legislation for any subsequent requests

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here: