FOI request detail


Request ID: FOI-1218-2324
Date published: 20 July 2023

You asked

If you reject my appeal please send with your response a copy of the relevant traffic order and proof that the camera in use is an approved device as well as the camera safety and maintenance logs. Please consider this a request under the freedom of information act. I wish to also request the following information should my appeal be rejected: • The CCTV camera's instruction manual for operation as well as information regarding the amount of PCN's issued using this CCTV camera, and the frequency of PCN's issued. • Road maintenance logs, and information regarding the time and date the red route markings were inspected and if necessary, re-painted • Information about the amount of PCN's issued around the Tooting area due to alleged 'red route' offences • Information about the amount of successful and unsuccessful appeals to alleged 'red route' offences around the Tooting area • Information about the amount of PCN's issued across the London area via CCTV for alleged red route offences and further to this, information about the amount of successful and unsuccessful appeals to alleged red route offences within the London area. • Information on the amount of revenue generated through PCN's issued due to red route offences • Information on the amount of vehicles involved in accidents within the Tooting area, and within the London area due to red route offences. • Information on the amount of PCN's that have been successfully appealed for other red route offences across the Tooting area, and the London area

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1218-2324/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23 June 2023 asking for information about red route offences.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. However, to provide the information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with requests if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. In this instance, we estimate that the time required to answer your request would exceed 18 hours which, at £25 per hour (the rate stipulated by the Regulations), exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’.

Your request is extremely broad, in that you ask for ‘information’, over an unspecified time period, and the unspecified ‘Tooting area’. To help bring the cost of responding to your requests within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider refining your requests to concentrate on matters which are important to you. We would suggest you specify what information you are seeking, along with a time frame, and provide road names where appropriate.

Although your request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, TfL does not have to answer your question if it would require the creation of new information or the provision of a judgement, explanation, advice or opinion that was not already recorded at the time of your request. If you have specific questions relating to these topics we may be more easily able to respond to these than to a request for any information held.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

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

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