Cyclist incidents

Hana Bednarova made this Freedom of Information request to Essex Police

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Hana Bednarova

Dear Essex Police,

I am getting in touch as I wanted to request data showing the number of road accidents that involved cyclists in Essex. If possible, I'd like to see the number of road accidents involving cyclists for the past five years, but I understand this might not be possible so data for 2018 will be also very much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Hana Bednarova

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
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In respect of your enquiry:

I am getting in touch as I wanted to request data showing the number of
road accidents that involved cyclists in Essex. If possible, I'd like to
see the number of road accidents involving cyclists for the past five
years, but I understand this might not be possible so data for 2018 will
be also very much appreciated.

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police and in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request.
Essex Police can confirm in respect of Section 1(1)(b) the below data is
in relation to your FOI request. 

 

Data for 2018 is provisional, which is subject to change before final
figures are published.

 

For published data collision (currently up to 2017), we have an
interactive data tool on our website (below link) which will show number
of cyclists casualties from 2013-2017.

[1]https://saferessexroads.org/collision-da...

 

Road accidents statistics are compiled from returns made by police forces,
each injury road accident is recorded by a statistical return (STATS19)
which provides details of accident circumstances and recorded onto the
police STATS19 database. This may contain some general information:

 

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

 

[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...

 

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From: Info Rights Freedom Essex
<[9][email address]>
Sent: 09 May 2019 10:42
To: Hana Bednarova <[10][FOI #575241 email]>
Subject: FOI - Reference 13141 - Road Accidents Involving Cyclists

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
13141.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature.

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[11]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
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While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Rights Team

Information Management Department

Strategic Change Directorate

E-Mail:[email address]

 

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