Dear Northumbria Police,

20's Plenty for Us is asking each police force how they are enforcing different speeds limits.

Please can you provide:

1) The total number of Notice of Intended Prosecutions for speeding offences issued in the calendar year 2022, split by speed limit. Please include all NIPs, whether generated by fixed camera, mobile camera, hand-held or other device

2) Of the total number of NIPs above, how many were generated from fixed cameras.

Yours faithfully,

Adrian Berendt
20's Plenty for Us

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You asked:


Please can you provide:


1) The total number of Notice of Intended Prosecutions for speeding
offences issued in the calendar year 2022, split by speed limit.  Please
include all NIPs, whether generated by fixed camera, mobile camera,
hand-held or other device


2) Of the total number of NIPs above, how many were generated from fixed



We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.


Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fixed
Penalty Unit of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information
you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police however cannot be
discosed fro the following reasons.

The information requested is not already held statistically nor is it held
in a format that would allow its extraction from recording systems within
the permitted 18 hour threshold. For the year 2022 in excess of 33,400
NIPs were issued.  To break down as per your request woud require each of
those NIPs to be manually reviewed.  Even at a conservative estimate of 5
minutes per record, which we have considered as reasonable, we have
estimated that to locate, extract and compile this information would take
over 2,780 hours, therefore Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information
Act would apply. This section does not oblige a public authority to comply
with a request for information if the authority estimated that the cost of
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit of 18 hours,
equating to £450.00

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