Speed Camera Partnership Data

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From: dennis fallon

Dear West Midlands Police,

The police supervise the West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme Partnership (WMCRP) and display a lot of data on their website http://www.wmsafetycameras.co.uk/foiwho.... ,however I would appreciate clarification of some issues which seem to be missing and make road safety issues confusing.

ISSUE ONE.The latest news on the website mentions Lisa Newmarsh and Inspector Mick Hartill(scheme manager).Please confirm the job titles for these people, their experience in road safety issues, and when they were appointed to the WCRP.

ISSUE TWO.The latest news on the website mentions two new cameras on the A4123 and A458.The camera location map has been updated accordingly during January 2010.Please advise who is responsible for updating the information on the website.

ISSUE THREE.For transparency there are precise locations provided (Eastings /Northings)for the centre of the enforcement zones for mobile speed cameras, plus the relevant 3 year KSI data.Please advise of any locations for mobile camera sites, in the past 6 months, which are not displayed on the list,with corresponding KSI accident history.

ISSUE FOUR.Please advise of the type of camera used for mobile enforcement.

ISSUE FIVE.Please advise of the WMCRP person who has knowledge of the DfT regulations and the standards recommended for the correct implementation of speed camera sites.

ISSUE SIX.There is incomplete information regarding the senior personnel who oversee the scheme,who should comprise of four key people plus elected members from all seven local authorities.Only the names Angus Adams,Peter Francis and Mick Hartill are identified,please advise of the names and status of all the personnel involved in overseeing the scheme, and advise approximately how often the meetings are arranged.

ISSUE SEVEN.There appears to be a new council organisation being formed, called the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership(BRSP).Does the WMCRP supervise the BRSP or are they a completely separate entity?Who is the police representative on the BRSP,and do you have knowledge of any other West Midlands L.A`s setting up their own Road Safety Partnerships?Any other information would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Dennis Fallon

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received 08 March 2010
concerning safety camera partnership.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject
to the application of any statutory exemptions. Where consideration is
being given to the application of any exemptions the 20 working day
timescale may be extended under the terms of the Act to a period
considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of your
request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a revised
time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to deal with
your request at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information requested, where the request exceeds the statutory limit.
In such cases you will be informed in writing and the 20 working day
timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you or your
request is modified and /or reduced. If you chose not to make full payment
or modify your request then the request will remain unanswered.

Your request may require either full or partial transfer to another public
authority. You will be informed if your request is transferred.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Your request for information, received 08 March 2010, concerning West
Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme Partnership (WMCRP), has now been
considered.

DECISION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

The majority of the requested information is attached (3352_ans_01.pdf).
Some information is exempt by virtue of Section 22(1) of the FOI Act as,
at the time of the request, the process was underway to place the
requested information on the Casualty Reduction Scheme Partnership
website.

The majority of the information, even where technically Section 22
applies, is now available on the site. If you do not have access to the
Internet at home, you may be able to use facilities at your local public
library, or you can request a paper copy by contacting me.

REASON FOR DECISION

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act places two duties on public
authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at s1(1)(a) is to
confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held.
The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been
confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon section 17 of
the Act requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and c) states
(if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.

In accordance with the Act, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for
this particular request. The information is exempt by virtue of the
Section 22 (1). This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/foi/p...

At the time of that request was received the information was in the
process of being transferred onto the website. At the time of answering
the request the majority of the information is on the website and is
therefore reasonably accessible. As the information is already, or will
shortly be, in the public domain, the balance is favour of applying the
exemption. This allows for the efficient use of resources in the planning
and population of the Casualty Reduction Partnership publication scheme.

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure (attached). Please note
that such an appeal must be received within six months of the date of this
correspondence.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Bird

Freedom of Information Unit

West Midlands Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner*s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Midlands
Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4
6NQ.

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From: dennis fallon

Dear foi,
Thank you for your recent reply.
I would appreciate further clarification of some issues.

Reference Issue 3, undeclared enforcement sites and KSI data, this has been partially obstructed on the grounds that information will be published at a future date.

Please confirm that the data for future publication only consists of KSI data and that the number of undeclared mobile sites is complete at 24.

It is disappointing to learn that some of these sites have been operating for six months and yet the information has not been displayed on the website despite it being updated in January 2010.Please advise when accurate data is expected to be published on the website.

Reference Issue 5, apparently all personnel know the DfT Regulations but I would appreciate clarification as to how they are being interpreted.

For example, on the undeclared mobile list there is identified enforcement(40mph) westbound on Little Aston Road. Please advise why there are no black and white camera signs(BWCS)on approach to this enforcement zone, and yet there is false BWCS after the zone when there is no enforcement within 1km ahead.False signs undermine credibility.Is mobile enforcement being implemented on routes without the use of BWCS and, if so, why and when was this policy commenced?

Secondly, there is a DfT Guidance on the use of signs 880 within the same field of view as fixed cameras but I noticed the use of a mobile sign on the Yardley Wood Road, near Mackenzie Road, about 500 metres ahead of the enforcement vehicle and well out of view.There are also no BWCS on the route. I would appreciate knowing the WMCRP policy on the location of signs 880 relative to camera enforcement.

Reference Issue 5,knowledge of Regulations and Standards within the partnership,I am sure there will be familiarity with the ACPO Guidelines but please advise if anyone on the Partnership board has completed a Certificate of Competence in the use of enforcement equipment.

Reference Issue 6, membership of the partnership board, I would appreciate knowing the people who represent HMCS and Highways, as this data is still missing.

Thanking you in anticipation of clarification.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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Dear Mr Fallon,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received 7th April 2010.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject
to the application of any statutory exemptions. Where consideration is
being given to the application of any exemptions the 20 working day
timescale may be extended under the terms of the Act to a period
considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of your
request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a revised
time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to deal with
your request at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information requested, where the request exceeds the statutory limit.
In such cases you will be informed in writing and the 20 working day
timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you or your
request is modified and /or reduced. If you chose not to make full payment
or modify your request then the request will remain unanswered.

Your request may require either full or partial transfer to another public
authority. You will be informed if your request is transferred.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Your request for information, received 07 April 2010 has now been
considered. For ease of processing it has been treated as a new request.

Please find attached our response (3441_ans_01.pdf).

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure (attached). Please note
that such an appeal must be received within six months of the date of this
correspondence.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Bird

Freedom of Information Unit

West Midlands Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner*s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Midlands
Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4
6NQ.

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From: dennis fallon

Dear Mr Bird,

Before I consider the appeal route I would appreciate clarification of a few points.

Regarding issue 3 you confirm that all mobile sites are declared and that the figure of 24 is correct.I am aware that mobile enforcement has been occurring on the Aston Expressway, A38(M), but this information is missing from your response presumably because it is a discontinued site.

Please advise the period when mobile enforcement of the A38(M) was commenced and when it was discontinued.

Please advise if the mobile unit would have been parked on the hard shoulder together with the mobile signage, or whether the mobile unit would have been located on an overhead crossing.There does not appear to be any convenient lay-by on the A38(M).

Please advise if enforcement on the A38(M) was carried out in both directions, the KSI figures which initiated the deployment strategy, and the reasons for discontinuation of deployment.

Regarding the accuracy of information on the camera website, please advise when the camera on the A45 Coventry Road, westbound South Yardley, was repositioned and why it still is not being displayed on the website.

For reasons of trust it is important that information issued is complete and accurate, and I would appreciate an answer to these questions.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received 5 May
2010, concerning mobile sites.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject
to the application of any statutory exemptions. Where consideration is
being given to the application of any exemptions the 20 working day
timescale may be extended under the terms of the Act to a period
considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of your
request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a revised
time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to deal with
your request at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information requested, where the request exceeds the statutory limit.
In such cases you will be informed in writing and the 20 working day
timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you or your
request is modified and /or reduced. If you chose not to make full payment
or modify your request then the request will remain unanswered.

Your request may require either full or partial transfer to another public
authority. You will be informed if your request is transferred.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit

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From: dennis fallon

Dear Mr Bird,

I have been notified that further clarification of my request is required but no detail appears to be visible.

Please re-issue your request for clarification.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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West Midlands Police

Mr Fallon

According to my records we have sent no request for clarification. We are still looking into this request and it may require clarification but I have not asked for any at this stage.

Please let me know why you believe clarification is required.

Carl

Carl Bird
Freedom Of Information Unit
West Midlands Police

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From: dennis fallon

Dear Mr Bird,

I make every effort to minimize inconvenience but my last contact was prompted by an email, quote " West Midlands Police has asked you to explain part of your FOI request. To do this, first click on the link below.
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com c/8xsfcptwjgmutfpyt7l

You will only get an answer to your request if you follow up with the clarification -- the WhatDoTheyKnow team".

Obviously I do not want my genuine request to be discontinued, and so there must have been an automated error created somewhere in the system.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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West Midlands Police

Mr Fallon

As previously stated we have not sent any email asking for clarification.

As the email you are referring to has been sent by the what do they know team I suggest you contact them and ask them to explain.

As I said in my email we are looking into answering your request and expect to be able to reply shortly and in any case before 03 June 2010.

Carl

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Your request for information, received 05 May 2010 concerning Safety
Cameras has now been considered.

Please find attached our response (3513_ans_01.pdf).

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure (attached). Please note
that such an appeal must be received within six months of the date of this
correspondence.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Bird

Freedom of Information Unit

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From: dennis fallon

Dear Mr Bird,

In the light of your response I require further clarification regarding the A38(M)because I thought speed enforcement was occurring there.

If mobile enforcement is not occurring please clarify if speed enforcement has been carried out in some other way on the A38(M)during recent years and, if so, when and how has the enforcement been achieved.

This followup is not harassment as I am only enquiring because there is no visible evidence regarding any road markings or signage and nothing shows on the website.

Sorry to bother you further.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received 21st May
concerning A38 speed enforcement etc.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject
to the application of any statutory exemptions. Where consideration is
being given to the application of any exemptions the 20 working day
timescale may be extended under the terms of the Act to a period
considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of your
request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a revised
time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to deal with
your request at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information requested, where the request exceeds the statutory limit.
In such cases you will be informed in writing and the 20 working day
timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you or your
request is modified and /or reduced. If you chose not to make full payment
or modify your request then the request will remain unanswered.

Your request may require either full or partial transfer to another public
authority. You will be informed if your request is transferred.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Unit

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Dear Mr Fallon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Your request for information, received 20 May 2010 concerning A38 speed
enforcement has now been considered. I am pleased to enclose the following
information.

Exceeding the speed limit is an offence and therefore it should be no
surprise that enforcement is taking place as enforcing legislation, within
technological, logistical and organisational constraints is a key role of
the Force.

On the A38(M), The Central Motorway Police Group use a combination of
marked and unmarked vehicles equipped with a variety of speed detection
devices to prosecute offenders.

Such speed enforcement does not require any road markings, warnings or
other signage and, as it is mobile, it does not show on any website.

The locations of fixed and mobile safety cameras are shown on The Casualty
Reduction Partnership website and these locations have become part of the
publication scheme as agreed with the Information Commissioner. The speed
detection devices within the vehicles as outlined above are not within the
remit of the Casualty Reduction Partnership and, because of their nature,
they do not lend themselves to publication in the same manner.

Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure (attached). Please note
that such an appeal must be received within six months of the date of this
correspondence.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Bird

Freedom of Information Unit

West Midlands Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner*s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Midlands
Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4
6NQ.

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From: dennis fallon

Dear Mr Bird,
Thank you for the reply which explains the speed enforcement role of the Central Motorway Police Group. Motorists deserve to know more about enforcement activities as this would encourage them slow down.

I now would like more information about the CMPG, but although it follows on from this answer I shall post it as a new FOI for convenience.

Thank you for your helpful replies which explain the importance of the police in speed control, an issue which is very important to the public.

Yours sincerely,

dennis fallon

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I`m not happy about the lies reference releasing accident data later,which has not happened.

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