Dear Fife Council,

How many villages/towns in Fife deploy vehicle-activated systems with a digital speed display that can be read by the drivers of incoming vehicles?

Of those villages/towns in Fife that deploy such systems, how many have undertaken traffic surveys within the last ten years to determine their effectiveness?

Can I see the results of these surveys, please?

Yours faithfully,

George Winter

Fife Council

Dear George Winter,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 29/05/2018, Vehicle Activated Systems, our ref: 22228. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely,

K. Henderson

Fife Council

Dear George Winter,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your information request received 29/05/2018, our ref: 22228

The Service have been in touch to advise that collating the volume of data requested for the 10 year timeframe would likely breach the cost threshold for FOI requests. Under S12(1) of the Act a Scottish public authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information where the estimated cost of complying would exceed the amount prescribed in the relevant Fees Regulations. This amount is currently £600.

Under the duty to advise and assist requesters contained in Section 15 of the Act, I can advise that in order to bring your request under the cost limit you may wish to reduce the scope of your request by restricting the number of years you are requesting the data for.

Please advise if you would like us to reduce the number of years you are requesting the data for.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides for you to make this request up to 60 workings days from when we received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of Legal Services that falls outside these timescales.

Yours sincerely

K. Henderson

Dear Fife Council,

Many thanks for this helpful reply.

My aim is to determine if Fife Council has evidence that shows whether the deployment of vehicle-activated speed digital display systems reduces overall speeds.

If Fife Council has such evidence, then I'd be grateful if you could supply the evidence for the most recent year when it was obtained.

Yours faithfully,

George Winter

Dear Fife Council,

Thank you for pointing this out.
Could you please provide whatever information you can that will not incur a cost on my part?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

George Winter

Kay Henderson, Fife Council

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Dear George Winter,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 29/05/2018, our ref 22228. 

 

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Request

How many villages/towns in Fife deploy vehicle-activated systems with a
digital speed display that can be read by the drivers of incoming
vehicles?

Of those villages/towns in Fife that deploy such systems, how many have
undertaken traffic surveys within the last ten years to determine their
effectiveness? Can I see the results of these surveys, please?

 

Response

We advised on 11/06/2018 that collating the data requested would breach
the cost threshold for FOI requests.  You responded on 27 June asking us
to provide whatever information we could that would not incur a cost. 
Please see attached spreadsheet.  Within this there is clear evidence of
the effectiveness of VAS signs. I trust this meets your requirements.

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to
resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kay Henderson

Information Specialist

Information Management & Requests

Customer Experience Service

Communities Directorate

1st Floor

Fife House

North Street

GLENROTHES

Fife

KY7 5LT

 

Email: [1][email address]

Telephone: 03451 555555 Extension 444225

 

 

                

 

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