Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding cars stopped by the police while driving.

I’d like to request data specific to the area of Bristol.

During these time periods:
01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017
01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many cars have been stopped while driving by the police. If this could be broken down by vehicle manufacturer, that would be fantastic.

If this could please be provided in a spreadsheet format, that would be ideal. Please feel free to get in touch if you require any clarification from myself!

Yours faithfully,

Russ Hunter

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Russ Hunter Our 1569/19
Reference
[1][FOI #626851 email] Date 13
January
  2020

 

Dear Russ Hunter

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 11^th
December under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request
regarding cars stopped by the police while driving.

I’d like to request data specific to the area of Bristol.

 

During these time periods:

01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017

01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

 

Specifically, I’d like to request data on how many cars have been stopped
while driving by the police. If this could be broken down by vehicle
manufacturer, that would be fantastic.

 

Our response:

I regret to advise you that although we may hold the information you have
asked, your request is refused because we estimate that the cost of
compliance would exceed the cost limits under the Act which is currently
set at £450 or 18 staff hours work.  This letter represents a Refusal
Notice under the Act.

 

This is because the number of vehicles stopped by the Police whilst
driving is not recorded centrally. Officers may stop vehicles for a number
of reasons and this would be recorded within individual officer pocket
notebooks. We would be required to review all Officer Notebooks for the
timeframe requested to extract this information and it would take
considerably longer than 18 hours to comply.

 

You may wish to refine your request to bring this to a more manageable
level perhaps by requesting the number of Notices of Intended Prosecutions
issued to drivers who have been stopped by a Police Officer, we could
consider car manufacturer as well.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Radcliffe

Freedom of Information Officer

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to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

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