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Speed awareness courses - Scottish motorists (894.2016-17)

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The number of Scottish motorists (defined as those whose car is registered in Scotland) have participated in speed awareness courses over The most recent calendar year.


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I am not obliged to provide you with a response to your request pursuant to Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). Please note that when one part of your request falls under Section 12, we are not obliged to review the rest of the questions and the whole request is therefore exempt.


Section 12(1) applies to your request as the cost of complying with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of identifying and retrieving any relevant information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.


Due to the nature of our recording systems the information requested, is not in an easily retrievable format. In order to ascertain how many Scottish motorists participated in a speed awareness course in 2016, it would be necessary to manually read through all participant details to see if their vehicle was registered in Scotland. This would therefore far exceed the cost threshold allowed under Section 12.


Pursuant to Section 17(5) of the Freedom of Information Act this letter acts as a Refusal Notice.


Pursuant to Section 16 of the Act I am required to offer you advice and assistance with regarding to refining your request to within the ‘appropriate limit’ (time/cost limit). Although, for the reasons given above, I am unable to suggest a suitable refinement. You may wish to contact NDORS directly, who provide speed awareness training on behalf of the Force. Their website is as follows: https://ndors.org.uk/


Last modified: January 25, 2017