Information regarding written traffic warnings (WTW's) sent to bus companies

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Police should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to request the number of WTW's sent to the following bus companies as the registered owner of a vehicle:

- Tranzurban
- NZBus

I'm happy for this to be limited to only the Wellington district, and only the year 2018. Please split this into months.

I would also be interested in the number of complaints made against buses owned by the above companies that resulted in the Police contacting the driver directly, rather than just the corporate office of the company (ie, the person who committed any alleged offence is actually told and warned).

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah
New Zealand Police

Dear Hugh

I refer to your request of 2 May 2019 as below.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982.

Ngā mihi

Hannah Wright-McCarthy
Ministerial Services Advisor
Police National Headquarters

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah,

Can I get an update on this please?

Yours sincerely,

Hugh Davenport

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Attachment Davenport Hugh IR 01 19 12638 Signed response.pdf
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Good afternoon
 
Please see attached.
 
Ministerial Services
NZ Police

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thanks for that. To help making another request for this, can you please let me know what information is recorded for WTW's? I had assumed that the registered owner of a vehicle would be, but it appears not.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr  Davenport,

 

I acknowledge your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below.  It
is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

-----Hugh Davenport <[FYI request #10234 email]>
wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Hugh Davenport <[FYI request #10234 email]>
Date: 03/07/2019 04:21PM
Subject: Re: Your request for information

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thanks for that. To help making another request for this, can you please
let me know what information is recorded for WTW's? I had assumed that the
registered owner of a vehicle would be, but it appears not.
Yours faithfully,
Hugh Davenport

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New Zealand Police


Attachment Davenport Hugh IR 01 19 132639 OIA Response Letter Signed.pdf
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Dear Mr Davenport,

 

Please find attached our response to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

===============================================================

WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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Latest response was for https://fyi.org.nz/request/10233-informa....

The other request (this page) is currently with the Ombudsman.

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Attachment DAVENPORT Hugh IR 01 19 18418 OIA Response Letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Davenport,

 

Please find attached our response to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

===============================================================

WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thanks for that. I've been told that the Police issue WTW's for reports coming in via the Community Road Watch form, and also official complaints made in person via a 1U form. In the situation where the driver's identity is not known, and only the vehicle registration, what process do the Police follow? Ie, do the Police contact the registered owner of the vehicle to determine who the driver at the time was, or do the Police simply do nothing?

If they contact the registered owner of the vehicle, where is the information of that contact stored? If there is no response from the registered owner of the vehicle, what are the Police's next steps to attempt to determine the driver of the vehicle at the time?

If there is some record of contact with registered owners of vehicles in relation to a community road watch form or an official 1U complaint, then I request the number of times the following registered owners have been contacted for that reason:

- Tranzurban
- NZBus

I'm happy for this to be limited to only the Wellington district, and only the year 2018. Please split this into months.

I would also be interested in the number of complaints made against buses owned by the above companies that resulted in the Police contacting the driver directly, rather than just the corporate office of the company (ie, the person who committed any alleged offence is actually told and warned).

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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New Zealand Police

Dear Hugh
 
I refer to your request of 15 August 2019 as below.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act.
 
Kind regards
 
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

-----Hugh Davenport <[FOI #10234 email]>
wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Hugh Davenport <[FOI #10234 email]>
Date: 15/08/2019 12:36PM
Subject: Re: OIA Request Response IR-01-19-18419

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thanks for that. I've been told that the Police issue WTW's for reports
coming in via the Community Road Watch form, and also official complaints
made in person via a 1U form. In the situation where the driver's identity
is not known, and only the vehicle registration, what process do the
Police follow? Ie, do the Police contact the registered owner of the
vehicle to determine who the driver at the time was, or do the Police
simply do nothing?
If they contact the registered owner of the vehicle, where is the
information of that contact stored? If there is no response from the
registered owner of the vehicle, what are the Police's next steps to
attempt to determine the driver of the vehicle at the time?
If there is some record of contact with registered owners of vehicles in
relation to a community road watch form or an official 1U complaint, then
I request the number of times the following registered owners have been
contacted for that reason:
- Tranzurban
- NZBus
I'm happy for this to be limited to only the Wellington district, and only
the year 2018. Please split this into months.
I would also be interested in the number of complaints made against buses
owned by the above companies that resulted in the Police contacting the
driver directly, rather than just the corporate office of the company (ie,
the person who committed any alleged offence is actually told and warned).
Yours faithfully,
Hugh Davenport

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