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Mobile Safety Camera Vans

Question

My request is for information on  Avon and Somerset's operation of mobile safety camera vans:

1. Do mobile safety camera vans also detect and record in-vehicle offences such as using a hand-held mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt?

2. If so, how many mobile phone and how many seatbelt offences have been detected in each of the last three years?

3. In the same periods, how many speeding offences have been detected by mobile safety camera vans?

4. In the same periods, how many speeding, mobile phone and seatbelt offenders were offered an awareness courses?

5. When a vehicle is detected by a mobile safety camera van committing an offence, is a check made against the Motor Insurance Database and DVLA data base to ensure the vehicle was legally on the road at the time of the offence?

6. If so, how many were followed up later in each of the last three years?

Answer

1+2. Our mobile safety camera vans do not detect offences such as using a hand held mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt.

3. In 2013, a total of 63,080 speeding offences were detected. In 2014, a total of 85,275 speeding offences were detected. In 2015 a total of 73,628 speeding offences were detected.

4. Of the speeding offence detected, 49,009 drivers were offered driver awareness courses, in 2014, 73,905 drivers were offered courses and in 2015, 63,457 drivers were offered course. Please note that this information related to speeding offences only.

5. No.

6. This question is not applicable.

FOI reference: 1006/16.

Date of request: 03.08.16