Detailed Incident Information

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Dear Office of Rail and Road,

With regard to:
ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF HIGHWAYS ENGLAND’S PERFORMANCE APRIL 2018 – MARCH 2019
specifically:

'Incident numbers on motorways: In 2018-19 there
were 58,680 incidents on the motorway network.
This is a 5% increase on the previous year. The three
most common contributory factors to casualties on
motorways in 2017 were ‘loss of control’, a ‘failure to
look properly’ and a ‘failure to judge other person’s
path or speed’.'

I ask to be provided the detail behind the casualty factors:

all incidents
causes / classifications
source of the data
date/time of the incident
location

With regard to the previous year, I am seeking the same information enabling comparison and identification of the 5% increase.

Additionally, I ask to be provided the cost to Highways England of the incidents for each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

CCT Contact, Office of Rail and Road

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Dear Mr. Swift,

 

Thank you for your request of 18^th July for information regarding
incidents on the motorways between 2017/18 and 2018/19.

 

We are handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the Act).  Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a
response within 20 working days of receipt. We aim to provide a response
no later than 15^th  August. If we cannot meet this deadline we will let
you know the reason and also tell you when you can expect a response.

 

If you have any query about this email please contact the Customer
Correspondence Team and remember to quote the above reference.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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From: Mr P Swift <[FOI #590813 email]>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:50 PM
To: CCT Contact <[ORR request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Detailed Incident Information

 

Dear Office of Rail and Road,

With regard to:
ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF HIGHWAYS ENGLAND’S PERFORMANCE APRIL 2018 – MARCH
2019
specifically:

'Incident numbers on motorways: In 2018-19 there
were 58,680 incidents on the motorway network.
This is a 5% increase on the previous year. The three
most common contributory factors to casualties on
motorways in 2017 were ‘loss of control’, a ‘failure to
look properly’ and a ‘failure to judge other person’s
path or speed’.'

I ask to be provided the detail behind the casualty factors:

all incidents
causes / classifications
source of the data
date/time of the incident
location

With regard to the previous year, I am seeking the same information
enabling comparison and identification of the 5% increase.

Additionally, I ask to be provided the cost to Highways England of the
incidents for each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

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CCT Contact, Office of Rail and Road

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Dear Mr Swift,

 

Thank you for your request dated 18^th July for information on incidents
on motorways during 2017/18 and 2018/19, which has been considered under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA 2000). Our response
is below.

 

The commentary you have quoted from our 2018-19 Annual Assessment is based
on sources of data that Highways England collect and present to us.

 

Information on the contributory factors to casualties on motorways in 2017
is summarised within the SRN Casualty Report published at the below
location:

 

[1]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

 

If the detail you require is not contained within this report, then we
recommend contacting Highways England directly to request the data. ORR
does not hold any detailed information on incidents on the network, such
as cause, source, time or location.

 

The number of incidents on the motorway network are published within
Highways England’s performance monitoring statements. You will find the
figure for 2018-19 (along with figures for each year since 2015-16 to
allow a comparison to be calculated) at the bottom of the tab labeled “PS3
– Traffic Flow” at the below spreadsheet:

 

[2]http://assets.highwaysengland.co.uk/Corp...

 

ORR does not hold data detailing the cost to Highways England of incidents
for each year and we recommend contacting Highways England directly to
request this.

 

Should you have any further queries regarding your request please contact
the Customer Correspondence Team.

 

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If you are not satisfied with how your request has been handled, you have
the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should
be submitted within two months of the date of this email, and should be
addressed to the Board Secretariat at:

 

Office of Rail and Road

One Kemble Street

London

WC2B 4AN

 

Email: [3][email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (IC) for a decision.
Generally the IC cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by ORR. The IC can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

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Cheshire

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Tel: 0303 123 1113

Email: [4][email address]

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Yours sincerely,

 

  [7]cid:image006.jpg@01D2E42D.49E632D0 Customer Correspondence Team
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From: Mr P Swift <[FOI #590813 email]>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:50 PM
To: CCT Contact <[ORR request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Detailed Incident Information

 

Dear Office of Rail and Road,

With regard to:
ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF HIGHWAYS ENGLAND’S PERFORMANCE APRIL 2018 – MARCH
2019
specifically:

'Incident numbers on motorways: In 2018-19 there
were 58,680 incidents on the motorway network.
This is a 5% increase on the previous year. The three
most common contributory factors to casualties on
motorways in 2017 were ‘loss of control’, a ‘failure to
look properly’ and a ‘failure to judge other person’s
path or speed’.'

I ask to be provided the detail behind the casualty factors:

all incidents
causes / classifications
source of the data
date/time of the incident
location

With regard to the previous year, I am seeking the same information
enabling comparison and identification of the 5% increase.

Additionally, I ask to be provided the cost to Highways England of the
incidents for each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

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[10][FOI #590813 email]

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Dear CCT Contact,
I note:
'The commentary you have quoted from our 2018-19 Annual Assessment is based
on sources of data that Highways England collect and present to us.'

please provide what you were supplied 'as is', as opposed to ow it was subsequently reported.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

CCT Contact, Office of Rail and Road

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Dear Mr. Swift,

 

Thank you for your further enquiry dated 15^th August.

 

The data sources we provided you with in our prior response are the as-is
information we receive from Highways England and the same data sources we
have based the comment in our annual assessment on.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

  [2]cid:image006.jpg@01D2E42D.49E632D0 Customer Correspondence Team
One Kemble Street
[1]cid:image002.jpg@01D2E42D.49E632D0
London

WC2B 4AN

0207 282 2000

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From: Mr P Swift <[FOI #590813 email]>
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:39 AM
To: CCT Contact <[ORR request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI Request for information on incidents on the motorways
between 2017-18 and 2018-19 - Our Ref: FoI/0594

 

Dear CCT Contact,
I note:
'The commentary you have quoted from our 2018-19 Annual Assessment is
based
on sources of data that Highways England collect and present to us.'

please provide what you were supplied 'as is', as opposed to ow it was
subsequently reported.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

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Dear CCT Contact,

thank you for your reply. However, I would expect the information to include covering emails/letters, explanations and exchanges about said information

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift