Dear Durham Constabulary,

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am attempting to find which areas suffer the most from driving offences in the UK.

My questions are as follows:
1.) How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your police force handed out in 2019 and 2020 for:
a. exceeding the speed limit?
b. using a handheld mobile phone while driving a vehicle?
c. driving without insurance?
d. driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs?
e. disobeying parking regulations?
2.) How many accidents have there been for the year 2019 and 2020?

Yours faithfully,

Niklas Jakobsen

Freedom of Information, Durham Constabulary

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Dear Durham Constabulary,

I am writing because I was anticipating a response by 18 January 2021. By law, a response should normally have been received by now. I understand the exceptional circumstances at the moment. When can I expect a response?

Yours faithfully,

Niklas Jakobsen

Freedom of Information, Durham Constabulary

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic and the  changing circumstances 
for all, the Unit must prioritise essential safeguarding work for the 
health and social care sector, and also for the Family Court. Delays in 
other areas are likely to occur and may fall outside any statutory or 
other expected timescales. We apologise for any inconvenience this may 
cause, we will of course endeavour to process your request as soon as 
practicable. If your request is not urgent or can be retracted at any 
stage, please let us know as soon as possible via our published email 
addresses. From 5^th January 2021, the majority of our staff are working
from home due to the lockdown position and we will only have very limited
numbers of staff in the Office occasionally and we will  therefore not be
able to regularly collect correspondence sent via post. We thank  you for
your understanding and support and wish you and your family well  during
these uncertain times.
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Solving Problems…Around the Clock

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Freedom of Information, Durham Constabulary

Good afternoon,

We apologise for the delay in contacting you which has been due to the staff in the Information Rights and Disclosure Unit having to prioritise the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children for the health, social care sector and Family Courts during the current period of national health emergency.
We are currently still processing your request and awaiting data being returned to us from our data providers.
We will provide a response to you as quickly as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

Kind regards,

Decision Maker
Information Rights & Disclosure Unit
Business Innovation & Development Command
Durham Constabulary
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Akyley Heads
Durham DH1 5TT

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Good afternoon,

Please find attached the response to the request.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Decision Maker.
Business Innovation & Development Command
Durham Constabulary
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