Road accident data for Heol Tir Y Coed, Glanaman & Mountain Road, Ammanford

Daniel Morris made this Freedom of Information request to Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please provide all recorded details that the Council holds for road traffic accidents along Heol Tir Y Coed Glanaman and its continuation as Mountain Road to the junction with Wern Ddu, Ammanford.

I would hope such information would include at least the date/time of the incident and the location of accident. Ideally I'd like a breakdown of the number and type of vehicles involved(bus, car, skip lorry, van, heavy goods vehicle, motor bike etc), number of pedestrians, number of cyclists, number of horse-riders, number and species of animals (dog, horse, goat etc) as well as a summary of damage to property. If the Council records a cause for the accident (driving impaired by alcohol or drugs, ice on road etc) then please also provide this.

Yours faithfully,

D Morris

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Morris,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 9th May, 2018, and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 7th June, 2018.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adfywio a Pholisi
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Regeneration & Policy
Chief Executive’s Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

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Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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Daniel Morris left an annotation ()

Data provided grouped as part of other request:

However seems incomplete, so asking for a single internal review.

Daniel Morris left an annotation ()

After a promising start the review demonstrated a considerable semantic gap - "The Police do not provide the Council with details of any road traffic incidents which do not involve personal injury." The data recorded/held is claimed to be accurate but has already been filtered by the Police to a narrower definition of an "accident" than a lay person would perhaps expect.