Dear Surrey Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request some information regarding the issue of fixed penalty notices for the constabulary.

Specifically, I would like to know:
- The total number of fixed penalty notices that have been issued for speeding by the constabulary in the last year
- The highest recorded speed ticketed in the area during the last year
- The total number of fixed penalties issued for driving while using a mobile phone
- The total number of fixed penalties issued for driving without insurance

For each, I would like to know the total number of penalties issued between the 1st of January and 31st of December 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

Dear JAMIE DIXON,

Freedom of Information: 003564/19

I write in connection with your FOI request which was recently received.

We will respond within 20 working days to this request.

Yours Sincerely,

Information Access Team
Surrey Police
Telephone 01483 630007

!Freedom of Information (Surrey), Surrey Police

Dear JAMIE DIXON,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REFERENCE: 003564/19

I write in connection with your request for information received on
received 30/09/2019.

You had asked:

1. The total number of fixed penalty notices that have been issued for
speeding by the constabulary in the last year

2. The highest recorded speed ticketed in the area during the last year

3. The total number of fixed penalties issued for driving while using a
mobile phone

4. The total number of fixed penalties issued for driving without
insurance

For each, I would like to know the total number of penalties issued
between the 1st of January and 31st of December 2018.

Section 1 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA) 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 within a request
is held. The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has
been confirmed as being held.

Response:

The information that you have requested is held by Surrey Police. Please
find our response below:

 

1. 90,018 speeding offences detected, of which 30,161 paid a fixed
penalty, 38,131 attended a safety awareness course, 18,833 were potential
prosecution and 2,893 were cancelled.

2. 158mph

3. 580

4. 910

I bring to your attention that police forces in the United Kingdom are
routinely required to provide statistics to government bodies and the
recording criteria is set nationally. However, the systems used for
recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used
locally in capturing the data. The data warehouse is a "live" system and
is subject to change as incidents are finalised. In other words, incidents
may be initially recorded under a specific category but change with new
information. It should be noted that for these reasons this force's
response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with
any other response you may receive.

Surrey Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. How to do this is set out in the attached
Appeals Notice. Having followed the full procedure, if you are still
dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give your case consideration.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Surrey Police. Should you have any further enquiries concerning this
matter, please write or contact us on 01483 - 630007 quoting the reference
number above.

Yours Sincerely,

Alan Bayless
Information Access Team
Surrey Police
Telephone 01483 630007