"Worked to reduce casualties by 20%"

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Dear Dorset Police,

Assistant Chief Constable, Sam de Reya, chair of the Dorset Road Safe Partnership, recently announced that:

“Over the last ten years, we’ve worked in partnership to reduce the number of casualties by 20 per cent and while every collision can be devastating, I am pleased that we are making constant progress in making our roads safer.”

https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-inform...

Please could you provide the data, and the analysis, that demonstrates that the partnership have reduced casualties by 20%

Yours faithfully,

Ian Belchamber

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Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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Alliance Freedom of Information Team

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Dear .Freedom of Information,

Please could you familiarise yourselves with the rules on FOI and provide an adequate response.

The rules are available here:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui....

In particular:

"Application of section 14(1)
12. It is important to remember that section 14(1) can only be
applied to the request itself, and not the individual who submits
it. An authority cannot, therefore, refuse a request on the
grounds that the requester himself is vexatious. Similarly, an
authority cannot simply refuse a new request solely on the
basis that it has classified previous requests from the same
individual as vexatious."

"13. Section 14(1) is concerned with the nature of the request
rather than the consequences of releasing the requested
information. If an authority is concerned about any possible
prejudice which might arise from disclosure, then it will need to
consider whether any of the exemptions listed in Part II of the
Act apply."

"You cannot refuse a request as repeated once a reasonable period has passed. The reasonable period is not set down in law but depends on the circumstances, including, for example, how often the information you hold changes."

"Bear in mind that it is the request that is considered vexatious, not the requester. If after refusing a request as vexatious you receive a subsequent request from the same person, you can refuse it only if it also meets the criteria for being vexatious."

"You should be prepared to find a request vexatious in legitimate circumstances, but you should exercise care when refusing someone’s rights in this way."

I am therefore putting this forward as a request for internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Belchamber

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Dear Dorset Police,
Please also note,
"You can refuse requests if they are repeated, whether or not they are also vexatious. You can normally refuse to comply with a request if it is identical or substantially similar to one you previously complied with from the same requester. You cannot refuse a request from the same requester just because it is for information on a related topic. You can do so only when there is a complete or substantial overlap between the two sets of information."

Please understand that my request for evidence to support the claim made this year is obviously not identical or substantially similar to anything I may have requested more than 5 years ago and you may not refuse a request for it being on a "related topic" so the message sent to me a while ago is in breach of the rules

Yours faithfully,

Ian Belchamber

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E-mail should not be regarded as a secure means of communication, we take
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