Victims of Car Incidents -16139

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A request for information about victims of car incidents.

Ref: FOI/16139

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 8th November 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I am currently focusing on a report on victims of car incidents and was wondering if you were able to tell me any statistics or whether these victims are usually drink driving etc.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service does not hold the information on victims of car incidents and does not record or hold the statistics, therefore the information request is exempt under section 1 of Freedom of Information Act 2000. However the information you require will be held by the Police.

Request

Also whether there has been any action that has taken place to try and prevent this.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service does deliver “Drink and Drug” prevention based activities. This consists of information at events. We also use a floor mat that shows a “TIMELINE” we then use a smartphone app called the morning after. This calculates how long it takes for alcohol to leave a person’s system to enable them to drive safely. We are also working in partnership with the West Midlands Police and are taking part in monthly events at colleges delivering a carousel program which includes drink and drugs. During December West Midlands Fire Service has been invited to a join a campaign with West Midlands Police during their yearly drink drive campaign.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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