20981-Driving Accidents and Offences

Please provide the following information broken down by calendar years between 2016 and 2018…
 
1. The number of collisions involving authority vehicles. This includes all collisions in marked and unmarked vehicles.

  • Reference:
    20981
  • Response:

    Please provide the following information broken down by calendar years between 2016 and 2018…
     
    1. The number of collisions involving authority vehicles. This includes all collisions in marked and unmarked vehicles.

     2016 – 1177
    2017 – 1440
    2018 – 2121
    Please note the Trust changed its procedures with reporting collisions in early 2018 which explains the large jump in figures from 2017 to 2018
     
    2. In relation to question 1, what was the total cost of repairing damaged vehicles?

     All our vehicles are insured, so repairs would be done under insurance terms.  The Trust do have an excess system and some repairs which may fall outside insurance

     What the Trust has spent is as follows

    Description 2016 2017 2018 Grand Total
    Vehicle Maintenance: Accident Repairs 368,707 261,431 407,917 1,038,055

    3. A breakdown of driving offences committed by staff while on-duty, but not responding to emergency calls.
    4. In relation to question 3, what was the outcome of each offence? E.g. Process cancelled due to speeding offences detected for operational reasons, retraining course attended, paid + points, process cancelled, court appearance. 
     
    Locally we do not keep a record of driving offences committed by staff not responding to emergency calls. The NIP would come direct to the local station where the staff member works and if it cannot be proven they were responding to an emergency call then the member of staff is liable for the fine/points and they will deal directly with the police. If the member of staff is able to claim an exemption then they complete the form provided and return directly to the police camera section.
    Staff are required to inform their line manager of any points gained throughout the year and any not declared at point of checking will be dealt with in line with policy.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Fleet
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