Request for information from Police Twitter site

Reference: 22028

Date Added: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Category: Miscellaneous

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I request information regarding your recent manned speed checks outside Trellech Primary School (B4293) last week. 

The information provided on Twitter was that you scanned 50 cars. The fastest going 35 miles per hour and the average 21 mph. 


You have requested the following information:


How many people were issued fines?

No information held. 


The individual speed of each of the 50 cars you scanned?

No information held. 


I request this information as the 1200 cars I have scanned to date record at the following

Fastest car going 58.3, mph

Average speed 31.2 mph


Obviously this contradicts your report, however, I understand cars will slow down if they know police are on the road. 


I also request an update as to when and why the speed loops have not yet been installed at Trellech, as these were planned to be installed in September for the start of the school year. 

No information held. 


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