FOI request detail

box junctions

Request ID: FOI-0334-2324
Date published: 30 May 2023

You asked

how much has tfl received in fines for vehicles entering and stopping in the box junction Holloway road/Drayton park/ Palmer place for financial year 2022/2023.

We answered

TfL Ref: 0334-2324

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 May 2023 asking for information about a yellow box junction contravention.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. You asked:

how much has TfL received in fines for vehicles entering and stopping in the box junction Holloway road/Drayton park/ Palmer place for financial year 2022/2023.

I can confirm that we hold the information you require. However, in accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply information regarding the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued as they are subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information under section 31 of the FOI Act, which relates to law enforcement. Specifically, we are refusing your request under section 31(1)(b), which relates to information whose disclosure would be likely to prejudice the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, and section 31(1)(g), which relates to information whose disclosure would be likely to prejudice the exercise by any public authority of its functions or any of the purpose of ascertaining whether any person has failed to comply with the law.

Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act is considered to be a disclosure ‘to the world at large’ rather than the individual applicant. Whilst we make no suggestion that you would use the information for anything other than your own personal interest, in this instance the exemption has been applied as information regarding enforcement on the Transport for London Road Network could be used by people wishing to build knowledge of TfL’s enforcement activities to avoid PCN’s.  

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities, but in this instance feel that balance lies in favour of withholding the information to ensure that drivers in London use the roads in compliance with the relevant restrictions and that we are able to manage traffic on the road network. It would be strongly against the public interest to release any information that would undermine this.

We would also like to add that if you think that a PCN has been issued incorrectly, you can challenge it by making a representation. Please see the link below for further details:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/red-routes/penalty-charge-notices/make-a-representation  .

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely



Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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