Speeding - 125/12
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 30/01/2012
Date of response: 21/02/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 30 January 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
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Could you please tell me how many motorists have been prosecuted for speeding on the A1 Western Bypass since the 50MPH speed limit was introduced? The stretch from Blaydon in the west, to Lamesly in the east and including the western approach to the Redheugh Bridge.
Specifically I seek The A1 Western By Pass from the Lamesley area in the east (i.e. the far end of the Team Valley where the Sainsbury supermarket is), to Blaydon in the west (i.e. just before the Tyne Crossing). Including the Western Approach dual carriageway from Lobley Hill (more or less) to the Redheugh Bridge, A184.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fixed Penalty Unit of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
There are 51 recorded speeding offences for the A1 Western Bypass, enforcement for which started in January 2011.
There are 7 recorded speeding offences for the A184 since January 2011.
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