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Careless Driving Charges (26/05/2016) (R013001)

Careless Driving Charges (R013001)

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 May 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“1. How many people have been charged for careless driving, namely not obeying no entry sign, turning right onto canning street from Rutland square in 2016? This month?  And in 2015?

2. Can you also provide me with information on the same or similar offence/timescales above for the whole of Edinburgh?

3. Can you also provide the same stats for the whole of Scotland? “

Firstly, I can explain that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s case management database is a live, operating database.  It is designed to meet our business needs in relation to the processing of cases and the information within it is structured accordingly.  We do not have a separate statistical database, and hold only operational data needed for business purposes. Where we do provide information the data provided refers to the number of charges and not the number of persons or cases reported; one of more charge(s) may relate to the same accused person.  Having explained this, I have completed my search for the information you have requested and I can advise of the following:


(1) We have completed a search of our case management database in relation to the relevant charges, in the specified streets in Edinburgh, over the time scale of your request and this has produced a nil return and therefore we do not hold this information in terms of Section 17 of FOISA.

(2) The table attached at Annex A below provides the information you have requested for Edinburgh.

(3) The table attached at Annex B below provides the information you have request for the whole of Scotland.



ANNEX A

Charges reported to Edinburgh Procurator Fiscal under:
ROAD TRAFFIC R 1984 S1&5(1) FAIL COMPLY NO ENTRY LOCAL ORDER & RTA 1988 S36(1) FAIL TO COMPLY WITH NO ENTRY

 

Reporting Period
Jan 15 - Dec 15

Jan 16-Mar 16

April 2016

40

10

1



ANNEX B

Charges reported to COPFS under:
ROAD TRAFFIC R 1984 S1&5(1) FAIL COMPLY NO ENTRY LOCAL ORDER & RTA 1988 S36(1) FAIL TO COMPLY WITH NO ENTRY

 

Reporting Period
Jan 15 - Dec 15

Jan 16-Mar 16

April 2016

206

52

7