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How much did North Yorkshire Police received from the fees paid by drivers to attend a speed awareness course? (652.2016-17)

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Request:

I request the following information for the years between and including 2010 and 2015:

  • How much did North Yorkshire Police received from the fees paid by drivers to attend a speed awareness course?
  • How many drivers chose not to attend the speed awareness course when offered the course?
  • How many drivers that were caught speeding were not offered the course?
  • How often are the sites, where the vans are placed, checked that they have carried out a risk assessment on the day and is a log kept to show this?

 

Response:

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within North Yorkshire Police.

I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by North Yorkshire Police. 

Decision

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

  1. Please find below the money received from the Speed Awareness Courses (there is a small proportion which is from other road safety courses, but this is not split and would require reading through every payment advice for the last 6 years).
  • 2010/11 – £68,955
  • 2011/12 – £234,675
  • 2012/13 – £336,209
  • 2013/14 – £714,650
  • 2014/15 – £967,220
  • 2015/16 – £1,707,332.13

The fee for the Speed Awareness Course is split as follows; £5 to National Driver Re-offending Scheme, £35 to NYP, remainder to course provider.

The money received is used towards the cost recovery for the Traffic Bureau operation.

Please note that during 2015/16 the force had 3 additional Safety Camera Vans.

  1. Figures for this question have been provided from 2012 onwards, as this is when the data was recorded in a more assessable way. To provide figures for 2010 and 2011, every speeding offence would need to be manually read to see if a course was offered and whether the record held data about whether the individual had not attended.  To obtain this information would exceed the time limit allowed under the Act.

Therefore, please find below the number of people who did not attend the Speed Awareness Course, or the offer was withdrawn.

  • 2012 – 1668 – Marked as ‘Did not attend’ or ‘Offer withdrawn’.
  • 2013 – 5342 – Marked as ‘Did not attend’ or ‘Offer withdrawn’.
  • 2014 – 4173 – Marked as ‘Did not attend’ or ‘Offer withdrawn’.
  • 2015 – 7379 – Marked as ‘Did not attend’ or ‘Offer withdrawn’.
  1. Please see the Safety Camera Data Log, via the website link below, which provides data for those who were not offered a Speed Awareness Course but received a Conditional Offer (A violation that can be dealt with by way of a £100 fixed fine and 3 penalty points), or a Report For Summons (High end offender who will be summonsed directly to court).

https://northyorkshire.police.uk/what-we-do/road-policing/safety-cameras/

  1. A site assessment is carried out yearly and a dynamic risk assessment is carried out by the enforcer when they are on site, a log of the assessments is kept.

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

Last modified: February 2, 2017