Freedom of Information
The Freedom Of Information Act requires all public bodies in the UK (such as the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership) to provide a general right of access to the information they hold. January 1, 2005 was the date on which the general right of access became effective.
The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is committed to being open and transparent wherever possible and providing information to the public proactively. We already publish lots of information about who we are and what we do via:
- our website
- local newspapers, radio stations and TV
- specialist publications and supplements
- information campaigns
- public opinion polls, surveys and market research
- driver education initiatives
- special events and exhibitions
It is our intention to publish information that the public has an interest in viewing. However, as we are committed to protecting the communities we serve through the prevention and detection of speeding, it must be recognised that it is not in the public interest to release certain information - for instance, information concerning ongoing police investigations. Intelligence and the use of related operational techniques must be protected. These are central to maintaining an effective enforcement programme.
In this respect, the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership will, when appropriate and reasonable, apply the exemptions afforded under the Freedom Of Information Act, particularly Section 30 “Investigation and proceedings conducted by public authorities” and Section 31 “Law enforcement”.