Request for "statistics from Road Safety"

Philip Shore made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Recently in an E-Cops message Sgt Jason Wragg wrote:

“We have always received a steady flow of complaints about cyclists with no lights, on pavements, ignoring road signs etc. Recently our public have been quite clear at the North Area Meeting and other forums, that they feel this is a policing priority. I must say, that this is supported by statistics from Road Safety.”

I would like to see the statistics referred to in the above statement.

Please could you answer the following:

* What is the official name for "statistics from Road Safety". STATS19?
* Are the statistics published anywhere ?
* Can I have a copy of the data used to support the PCSO operation?

Using the data I would like to make a comparison with the contributary factors published in the following DfT document. http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/tables/...

Yours faithfully,

Philip Shore.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Dear Philip

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 0613/2012
We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which
was received by Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 08/11/2012

Recently in an E-Cops message Sgt Jason Wragg wrote:
   
    “We have always received a steady flow of complaints about cyclists
    with no lights, on pavements, ignoring road signs etc. Recently our
    public have been quite clear at the North Area Meeting and other
    forums, that they feel this is a policing priority. I must say,
    that this is supported by statistics from Road Safety.”
   
    I would like to see the statistics referred to in the above
    statement.
   
    Please could you answer the following:
   
    * What is the official name for "statistics from Road Safety".
    STATS19?
    * Are the statistics published anywhere ?
    * Can I have a copy of the data used to support the PCSO operation?

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Dear Philip

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 0613/12

In reply to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, received 08/11/12.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) requires us to handle all
requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any
information released in response to a request is regarded as being
published, and therefore in the public domain without caveat.

Request

Recently in an E-Cops message Sgt Jason Wragg wrote:

“We have always received a steady flow of complaints about cyclists with
no lights, on pavements, ignoring road signs etc. Recently our public have
been quite clear at the North Area Meeting and other forums, that they
feel this is a policing priority. I must say, that this is supported by
statistics from Road Safety.”

I would like to see the statistics referred to in the above statement.

Please could you answer the following:

1. * What is the official name for "statistics from Road Safety". STATS19?

2. * Are the statistics published anywhere ?

3. * Can I have a copy of the data used to support the PCSO operation?

Using the data I would like to make a comparison with the contributory
factors published in the following DfT document.
[1]http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/tables/...

We have completed all searches within Cambridgeshire Constabulary and
hereby enclose your response.

Response

1. The STATS19 form is the form used for statistics from Road Safety.

2. The data from the STATS19 goes to the County Council and a summary is
put in their annual report which can be viewed by any member of the
public, they also produce on their website maps again summarising the
data.

3. Ps Jason Wragg was informed by the Council Road Safety Engineering Team
of issues with bikes/RTCs in the Michums Corner area.

Under Section 16 duty to advise and assist you may wish to contact the
Road Safety Engineering Team at the County Council as they hold the data
in regard to your third question.

If you are unhappy with this response, please see the attachment below,
which sets out your rights to appeal.
(See attached file: Complaint Rights May-11.pdf)

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Information Access Office via email, or on telephone number
01480 456 111 extension 2034.

Regards

Donna Milton
Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Regarding the following:

"3. Ps Jason Wragg was informed by the Council Road Safety Engineering Team of issues with bikes/RTCs in the Michums Corner area."

It is not clear in what data I should be asking for. The original E-Cops message referred to "Statistics from Road Safety". I assumed that there would have been a set of numbers, say a statistical summary of the number of incidents.

Was Sgt Wragg provided with statistics that quantify the scale of the cyclist issues ? If so, please can I see the summary ?

If no statistics were given to Sgt Wragg, how was Sgt Wragg informed ? It is not clear from your response precisely what information was used to justify the PCSO operation.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Shore.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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Dear Phillip

Donna is out of the office until next Tuesday and is unable to respond to
your question before then.

Regards

David

David Price
Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
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     Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,
   
    Regarding the following:
   
    "3. Ps Jason Wragg was informed by the Council Road Safety
    Engineering Team of issues with bikes/RTCs in the Michums Corner
    area."
   
    It is not clear in what data I should be asking for. The original
    E-Cops message referred to "Statistics from Road Safety". I assumed
    that there would have been a set of numbers, say a statistical
    summary of the number of incidents.
   
    Was Sgt Wragg provided with statistics that quantify the scale of
    the cyclist issues ? If so, please can I see the summary ?
   
    If no statistics were given to Sgt Wragg, how was Sgt Wragg
    informed ? It is not clear from your response precisely what
    information was used to justify the PCSO operation.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Philip Shore.
   
   

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Dear Philip

I have contacted PS Jason Wragg, and he has advised that there was no
“PCSO operation”.  The ticketing of cyclists committing offences, on the
North, was justified by its selection as a “local policing priority”, this
was by popular demand.  He was supplied with information specific to
Michum’s Corner, in the form of accident reports from Road Safety. 

Many thanks
Donna Milton
Information Access Office
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
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Philip Shore To <[Cambridgeshire Constabulary request email]>
<[FOI #137358 email]> cc
Subject Re: Freedom of
29/11/2012 13:35 Information Response :
Ref No 0613/12 ~[NOT
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     Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,
   
    Regarding the following:
   
    "3. Ps Jason Wragg was informed by the Council Road Safety
    Engineering Team of issues with bikes/RTCs in the Michums Corner
    area."
   
    It is not clear in what data I should be asking for. The original
    E-Cops message referred to "Statistics from Road Safety". I assumed
    that there would have been a set of numbers, say a statistical
    summary of the number of incidents.
   
    Was Sgt Wragg provided with statistics that quantify the scale of
    the cyclist issues ? If so, please can I see the summary ?
   
    If no statistics were given to Sgt Wragg, how was Sgt Wragg
    informed ? It is not clear from your response precisely what
    information was used to justify the PCSO operation.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Philip Shore.
   
   

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