Traffic and Roads Policing

2019 Disclosures

I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act.

  1. How many alcohol breath tests did your force carry out at the roadside in December 2018? 
  2. How many of these breathalyser tests were positive or refused?

 

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In particular, I am after:

  1. Please provide a monthly breakdown for the last three years of the number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) and/or Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) issued for the offence of driving a vehicle (includes car/van/truck/lorry and motorcycles) without a valid MOT Test Certificate in your police jurisdiction.

Could you provide a monthly breakdown for the following years 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018.

For the year 2018, if you do not have a full year’s record available, could you please provide figures up to the latest month available?

 

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I would please like to know how many people have been fined by your force since 2015 for leaving a parked vehicle unattended with the engine running, or leaving a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road, as set out by Rule 123 of the Highway Code, and contravened by Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

 

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  1. The number of fixed penalty notices issued to motorists for using a mobile phone while driving in your force area for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date, broken down by month for each year.
  2. The amount of money (£) issued to motorists for using a mobile phone while driving in your force area in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date

 

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Would you please provide, for each of the years 2012/13 to 2017/18, a combined total for the number of Fixed Penalty Notices and/or Traffic Offence Reports (as applicable) issued for the offence of cycling on a footway (under section 72 of the Highways Act 1835), broken down if possible into sub-totals for:

  • fines paid,
  • fines/FPNs/TORs cancelled,
  • cases referred to Court for prosecution and/or recipients of TORs opted for court proceedings,
  • cases disposed of in any other way, and
  • cases with resolution still outstanding.

 

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In regards to leaving the scene of an accident; can you please tell me how many reports of failing to stop were made each year, over the the past five years, in Purbeck? Further to that, how many of these cases resulted in fines or other action taken against those failing to stop?

 

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Your latest "no excuse" campaign makes the following statement:

"You're 13 times more likely to have a fatal accident at the English limit, 5 times at the Scottish limit".

Please provide me with the details of the research used to compile this statistic. This could be in the form of, but not limited to:
- A link to peer reviewed research published online
- Details of a peer reviewed source publication
- The data set (anonymised) used to calculate the statistic, along with methodologies, evidence of representative sampling etc.

If you have relied on a statistic from an external agency without seeking validation, please provide details of that agency.

 

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I would like to know how many prosecutions there have been relating to motorcycles breaching the exhaust noise restrictions by Dorset Police over the past five years (January 2014 - end February 2019).

Please could you give the information in a table showing:

– what the offence was

– the date that the incident happened

– the action that was taken against the individual in question

 

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  1. For the calendar year 2018, the total number of offences recorded by a speed camera or from an officer's speed radar in your force area where a motorist was found to be going over 100mph.
  2. For the calendar year 2017, the total number of offences recorded by a speed camera or from an officer's speed radar in your force area where a motorist was found to be going over 100mph.
  3. The top five speeds recorded by a speed camera or from an officer's speed radar that exceeded the limit in your force area in 2018. In each case can you tell me the speed, what the speed limit was, the location, the driver’s age and gender?

 

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  • Please could you provide me with details of the following incidents that occurred in jurisdictions policed by your force on an annual basis, broken down by year from 2013 to 2018:
  • Total number of road traffic accidents involving a horsebox in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year. If possible please also provide the reason for the accident i.e. driver error/ horsebox failure/ third party fault.
  • Total number of road traffic accidents involving a horse trailer in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year. If possible please also provide the reason for the accident i.e. driver error/ horse trailer failure/ third party fault.
  • Total number of road traffic accidents involving a caravan in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year. If possible please also provide the reason for the accident i.e. driver error/ caravan failure/ third party fault.
  • Total number of road traffic accidents involving a horse and rider in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year. If possible please also provide the reason for the accident i.e. car passed to closely to horse/ passing too quickly
  • Total number of horses that have died as a result of a road traffic accident in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year.
  • Total number of horse riders that have died has a result of a road traffic accident (that occurred whilst they were riding) in the jurisdiction you police each calendar year.

 

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I would appreciate your help in supplying me with the following statistics, relating to your police force’s attendance to the following types of incidents;

  1. Figures for pedestrians hit by cyclists 2018
  2. Figures for cyclists hit by cars 2018

 

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Please could you send me your Dorset Road Safe records this year so far informing us how may vehiclesyou have caught.

 

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  1. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by month for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  2. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by age and gender of the offender, and broken down by year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  3. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by month for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  4. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by age and gender of the offender, and broken down by year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  5. The three dates of the year that most people were caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, including the number of offenders caught on each of these days, broken down by year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.

 

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I need the figure count (total) number of vehicle drivers charged with speeding offences within the last 5 years that must fit all of the following criteria :

1. The road was a single or dual carriageway road (national speed limit) unrestricted road.

2. The vehicle had an unladen weight under 3 tonnes and a maximum gross weight capacity not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. Regardless of if it was a goods vehicle or passenger vehicle. And was not pulling a trailer, being a vehicle with less than 8 passenger seats fitted. (not being a heavy motor car)

3. The driver was charged with either exceeding the speed limit in a goods vehicle (SP10) or exceeding 50mph (single carriageway) or 60mph (dual carriageway)

I only require total count of vehicles charged.
I do not require vehicle details or driver details or any other information.

 

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I am getting in touch as I wanted to request data showing the number of road accidents that involved cyclists in Dorset. If possible, I'd like to see the number of road accidents involving cyclists for the past five years, but I understand this might not be possible so data for 2018 will be also very much appreciated.

 

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How many road fatalities did police forensic collision investigators (or an equivalent position) from your police force investigate in 2018, 2017 and 2016?

Of the fatalities investigated, how many were wearing a seat belt? How many were not wearing a seat belt? In how many cases was seat belt status not known?

 

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Please provide equipment calibration information/certificates relating to the speed van that was being used to issue tickets at 10:19 hours on 06/05/2019 at A3049 Dorset Way between Tower Park Roundabout and Holes Bay North Roundabout, Poole.

Please, could you provide specific information about the number of fatal and serious injury accidents that have occurred on this stretch of road within the last 5 years? Please provide information as to why this dual carriageway is kept at a 50mph rather than being increased to a 70mph, include any local/national policy directives behind such a decision.

 

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Could you please advise me of how many vehicle owners were fined/reported between May 2018 to May 2019 (vehicles including all classes 1-7) for displaying illegal number plates. This can include, but not limited to, drivers/owners who were issued with either a Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS) notice for the number plate to be replaced with one conforming to standard or a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) where drivers/owners where they were sent a conditional offer of a fixed penalty ticket.

I am also interested in how many of these drivers were reported to the DVLA following the VDRS notice, TOR or other notice. Could I please have this displayed in a month by month format starting at May 2018, and finishing with May 2019 in such a format as the one below:

Drive a vehicle when the registration mark does not conform to regulations :
VDRS – 
TOR – 

Keep a vehicle when the registration mark does not conform to regulations:
VDRS – 
TOR – 

Drive a vehicle with registration mark obscured/indistinguishable:
VDRS – 
TOR – 

Total Number Issued:
VDRS – 

TOR – 

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Please see attached vehicle type.

Maximum gross weight. 3.5 tonnes
unladen weight 2.2 tonnes
passenger seats 2
towbar. not fitted.
Class   Motor car.

Q1 Can you tell me please on a national speed limit (unrestricted road)? What speed have you been enforcing on Single & dual carriageways?

Q2 And what legislation from the following do you use to base such enforcement on for those speeds & classifications?

taking into consideration the attached DVLC information from 1990-1993

Q3 Road traffic regulation act 1984 section 86 (6) speed limits for certain class of vehicles
Road traffic act 1988 section 141a meaning of motor car
Road traffic act 1988 section 185 meaning of motor car
Goods vehicles (licensing of operators) act 1995 schedule 1 meaning of small vehicle
DVLC driving licence 1990-1993 meaning of goods vehicle

Which of the above has been or is currently being used to classify the attached vehicle please? or any other legislation you use instead.

Can you confirm what speeds you were enforcing in 1990 please.

And at what date you started enforcing a different speed limit prior to 2014
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/3552/made

 

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What was the total of number plate offences were recorded in the years 2017 / 2018 / 2019?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

How many mis-spaced number plate offences were recorded within the years 2017 / 2018 / 2019?
Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

• What was the total amount of fines received from mis-spaced / illegal number plates, within the years 2017 / 2018 / 2019?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

• How many number plate cloning incidents were recorded within the years 2017 / 2018 / 2019?
Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

 

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Please tell me how many times in 2017, 2018 and 2019 your police force gave out

  1. penalty charge notices (PCNs) and
  2. warnings without PCNs

to individuals using electric scooters

1) on pavements

2) on roads

 

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1) Please provide a yearly breakdown of the number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) and/or Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) issued for the offence of driving with unrestrained animals –(e.g. distraction from an unsecured dog in the boot or back seat).
Could you provide a yearly breakdown for the following years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For the year 2019, could you please provide figures up to the latest month available?

 

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Would you please provide a single combined total for the number of Fixed Penalty Notices and/or Traffic Offence Reports (as applicable) issued for the offence of cycling on a footway, under section 72 of the Highways Act 1835, during the financial year 2018/19 (that is, during the year ending 31.3.19).

 

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Could you disclose the number of road traffic collisions reported for each of the years ended 31st December 2016, 2017 and 2018 and which occurred at the junctions of Clarendon Close and Brewery lane with Wyke Road

 

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1) Number of RTC’s reported year by year in your force area for the period 2014 – 2019

2) Breakdown of those RTC’s into Fatal, Injury, Damage only year by year

3) Number of RTC’s classified as non-stop in your force area for the period 2014 – 2019 Broken down into Fatal Injury, Damage Only year by year

4) Number of Fatal RTC’s where a vehicle failed to stop for the period 2014 – 2019 and total number of deceased from those fatal RTC’s 

5) Number of RTC’s classified as non-stop where an offender was traced and subsequently prosecuted for offences of failing to stop, / failing to report a collision for the period 2010 – 2019 broken down to Fatal, Injury and Damage Only

6) Number of non-stop fatal RTC’s 2014-2019 whereby no driver was ever prosecuted for FTS

 7) Number of RTC’s where at least 1 driver / vehicle was shown as uninsured for period 2014 – 2019 and number prosecuted year by year
8) Number of Fatal RTC’s whereby at least 1 driver / vehicle was uninsured and total number of fatalities from these RTC’s for the period 2014 – 2019

 

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I am looking for information regarding the most recent accidents on Cold Harbour Chickerell involving a tractor and trailer. The post code near by is DT3 4BG.

Please can I ask for all historical accidents in this area over the past 40 years if possible.

 

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Please can you provide me (under FOI law) with data regarding the number of warnings, fines and confiscations (respectively) carried out by the police force related to riding e-scooters for each calendar month in 2019. Can you also give me the data from 16th July to 16th August 2019?

 

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1. The number of road traffic accidents reported that involved animals/wildlife in 2017
2. A breakdown of the type of animal involved e.g. dog x 2, deer x 3, sheep x 4
3. The number of humans killed following road traffic accidents involving wildlife in 2017
4. The number of humans injured in road traffic accidents involving animals/wildlife in 2017
5.  The number of road traffic accidents reported that involved animals/wildlife in 2018
6. A breakdown of the type of animal involved e.g. dog x 2, deer x 3, sheep x 4
7. The number of humans killed following road traffic accidents involving animals/wildlife in 2018
8. The number of humans injured in road traffic accidents involving animals/wildlife in 2018

 

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Can I access the results of mobile speed cameras positioned on the Wimborne to cranborne road January 2017 to August 2019
I am particularly interested in any situated at knowlton church.

I'm not aware of how much information is available but I'm after the following
• Date and time of Surveillance
• Location
• Number of Examined vehicles (i.e. the number of vehicles
• type of vehicle
• Number of Vehicles failed (Over speed limit)
• Level of failure e.g. No. greater than 30, number greater than 40 etc.
• And by type. e.g. car van lorry etc.

 

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  1. How many drivers have been caught with an illegal number plate in Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019.
  2. Can you provide me with the number of illegal number plate incidences involving the following brands during the periods Jan-Dec 2017, Jan-Dec 2018 and Jan-to date 2019:
    Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Kia, Fiat, Mini, Peugeot, Mazda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Citroen, Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai, Honda
  1. How much is the fine for being caught with an illegal number plate?

 

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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.

 

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Please could you let me know how many 'vehicle defect rectification notices' were issued in the 2016 calendar year? 

Please could you let me know how many 'vehicle defect rectification notices' were issued in the 2017 calendar year?

Please could you let me know how many 'vehicle defect rectification notices' were issued in the 2018 calendar year? 

 

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  1. How many Forensic Collision Investigator positions does your Force have on your establishment structure?
  2. Do you currently have a full establishment of Forensic Collision Investigators?
  3. How many of your Forensic Collision Investigators have obtained a recognised Forensic Collision Investigation qualification as listed in Appendix A of the NPCC Forensic Collision Investigation & Reconstruction Protocol 2018?
  4. How many of your Forensic Collision Investigators have undertaken ALL the Training Courses listed in Appendix C of the NPCC Forensic Collision Investigation & Reconstruction Protocol 2018?
  5. In the calendar year 2018 how many investigations did your Forensic Collision Investigators carry out? If possible, within the timeframe/cost threshold set out by the FOIA, please also provide this information for 2017, 2016 and 2015.

In the calendar year 2018, how many accidents did your Forensic Collision Investigators attend?  If possible, please break this down into fatal and serious accidents. If possible, within the timeframe/cost threshold set out by the FOIA, please also provide this information for 2017, 2016 and 2015

 

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How many fixed penalty notices for driving without insurance have been issued by your force over the last 12 months? (or for the most recent complete 12-month period for which you hold data)

 

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How many road accidents occurred (i.e where individuals were injured / at risk of injury) due to their eye sight / wrong eye prescription (i.e. contact lenses or glasses) between 2009 – 2019?

If the data does not stretch that far back please share results from when they are available. Please break down the figures in an excel file that lists results by month and year.

 

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  1. The latest figures for numbers per 100,000 of Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths and Serious Injuries on Dorset roads.
  2. Where Dorset ranks amongst other counties based on the figures above.

    The time frame for FOI request below is 2013-2018.

 

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  1. Breakdown of all employees (officers and office staff) within your organisation who have undertaken cybercrime training over the last two financial years (FY 17-18 and FY 18-19)
  2. Detail on the nature of the course e.g. “e-skills online cyber risk training”
  3. Detail on the amount spent on each course

 

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  1. How many police officers are currently trained to use of a Taser.
  2. Which departments/units (i.e. Roads Policing/Neighbourhood Policing) contain officers who carry Tasers.
  3. Do you intend to increase the number of Taser trained officers over the next 12 months.
  4. If so, by how many.
  1. Are Tasers issued to any officer who wish's to undergo the training required.

 

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I am interested in the implementation of a specialist package of face-to-face training developed by the College of Policing to teach frontline police officers and staff and investigators how to recognise a pattern of coercive control behind a report of abuse and secure evidence of this to support a prosecution.

In your force, is this training compulsory for all officers who are involved at any stage of a domestic abuse investigation?

I want to request information on the following:

Please provide all data per month for the timeframe from 01/01/2016 up to 01/09/2019 (if not monthly available please state data quarterly).

  • Hours of compulsory training that included information on how to detect coercive or controlling behaviour in the timeframe provided for police officers, investigators and staff. (Please also sort this information by job title: frontline police officer, staff and investigators)
  • The number of hours and sessions required to complete such training. (If different, please also sort this information by job title: frontline police officer, staff and investigators)

The number of officers that have completed training of this type in your force. (Please also sort this information by job title: frontline police officer, staff and investigators)

Totals (per course) 

Totals (Role(s) of Trainees)

  • The number of officers that have undertaken training of this type but not completed it jet. (Please also sort this information by job title: frontline police officer, staff and investigators)
  • The average duration of a training session
  • The amount of money spent on realising this training in your force. 

Have you introduced additional training to the sessions developed by the College of Policing?

If yes, was this training developed and carried out by internal or external personnel?

Please name these internal or external partners. 

 

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2020 Disclosures

I would like to know how many RTCs have occurred on the A35 at the junction with Long Bredy Hut Lane, long Bredy/Litton Cheney, between January 1st 2010 and January 20th 2020. That is reportable RTCs involving injury of any category. I would also like included RTCs to which the police have attended but have not been allocated an RTC number and any incidents which have been recorded only as an incident or Niche log. The incidents I am concerned with are collisions with traffic island and road signs at the location.

 

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Please could you tell me the date the Dorset road safety camera vans started operation in the county?

 

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I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request to access the following information regarding drivers who have been convicted of the furious driving offence (conviction code DD90) please:

• For time periods 2019, 2018, 2014 and 2009 how many people in the UK have been charged for furious driving? (If possible, we would like the information split by full calendar year, or by month)

• Where possible, please can you identify the number of people who received a:
o Fine for furious driving
o Caution for furious driving
o Prosecuted for furious driving and given penalty points
o Total number of drivers fined/cautioned/prosecuted for furious driving.

If it is not possible to split the results as outlined, please could you provide just the total number of drivers prosecuted and given penalty points for furious driving?

If possible, could the results be split by male and female drivers please?

 

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What are the ten roads that had the most collisions on them in 2019 in your area?
How many collisions did the roads referenced in request one have on them in 2019?

 

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How many motorists have been caught driving without an MOT from May 20, 2018 until December 31, 2018

How many motorists have been caught driving without an MOT from January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019

How many motorists have been caught driving without an MOT from January 1, 2020 until January 31, 2019

 

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Please could you tell me from 2002 to 2019:

1/ How many people have been recorded injured on the roads of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole injured every year/ month/ week since 2002 (week by week if possible please 17 years 204 months, 52 weeks x 17 = 884 weeks in total)

2/ In terms of severity, how many per year / month / week were:
(a) Slight
(b) Serious
(c) Fatal

 

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