Efficacy of RoadSafe website

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I'd like to investigate the efficacy and usage of your Roadsafe website (https://secure.met.police.uk/roadsafelon...), and am therefore seeking answers to the following queries:

1. How many people have visited the site since its inception?
2. How many copies of the form have been filled in? By how many individuals?
2a. What transport method was in use by those filling in the form? (Where this data is available.)
3. How many people have been contacted (i.e. those listed in 'driver details' or 'vehicle details')
3a. How many individuals and individual vehicles have been named in these forms?
4. What action has been taken in each instance? (If detail is expensive to provide, you may simply advise how many have been cautioned, how many have had words of advice or similar, and how many have been pursued with further legal means.)
5. Has any cost benefit analysis or similar been done of the site and its activity? (If so, can you supply this data or report?)

Many thanks in advance for your time on these questions.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Lennon

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Lennon

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010100004445
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/10/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

"I'd like to investigate the efficacy and usage of your Roadsafe website
(https://secure.met.police.uk/roadsafelon...), and am therefore
seeking answers to the following queries:

1. How many people have visited the site since its inception?
2. How many copies of the form have been filled in? By how many
individuals?
2a. What transport method was in use by those filling in the form? (Where
this data is available.)
3. How many people have been contacted (i.e. those listed in 'driver
details' or 'vehicle details')
3a. How many individuals and individual vehicles have been named in these
forms?
4. What action has been taken in each instance? (If detail is expensive to
provide, you may simply advise how many have been cautioned, how many have
had words of advice or similar, and how many have been pursued with
further legal means.)
5. Has any cost benefit analysis or similar been done of the site and its
activity? (If so, can you supply this data or report?) "
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Tim Lennon left an annotation ()

Credit where credit is due, I was prompted to ask this by reading Martin Porter's blog post: http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.com/2010/...

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Dear Mr Lennon,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010100004445

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 26/10/2010. I note you seek
access to the following information:

. I'd like to investigate the efficacy and usage of your Roadsafe

website ([1]https://secure.met.police.uk/roadsafelon...), and am

therefore seeking answers to the following queries:

1. How many people have visited the site since its inception?

2. How many copies of the form have been filled in? By how many

individuals?

2a. What transport method was in use by those filling in the form?

(Where this data is available.)

3. How many people have been contacted (i.e. those listed in

'driver details' or 'vehicle details')

3a. How many individuals and individual vehicles have been named in

these forms?

4. What action has been taken in each instance? (If detail is

expensive to provide, you may simply advise how many have been

cautioned, how many have had words of advice or similar, and how

many have been pursued with further legal means.)

5. Has any cost benefit analysis or similar been done of the site

and its activity? (If so, can you supply this data or report?)

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at Road Crime Intelligence Unit.

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I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

<<FOI answers to request.doc>>

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or contact Russell Fenwick on telephone number 02071611114 quoting the
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Yours sincerely

Russell Fenwick
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CO15 - Traffic OCU
( Phone: 020 7161 1114
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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint

Public Access Office

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 01625 545 700

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Tim Lennon left an annotation ()

A quick and clear response. Clearly there's been a lot more 'traffic' recently, and they've carried out a number of activities based on the feedback they've received here. Obviously we can't inspect the quality of the incoming information, but clearly they're using this initiative and the data it generates ...

(So yes, thank you, Met Police!)