West Yorkshire Police have refused a Freedom of Information request asking for the number of people have been caught speeding on the M62 after the speed limit was changed. 

The Telegraph and Argus report:

A road safety campaigner has questioned how many drivers have been prosecuted for speeding in the M62 roadworks area after police refused to reveal how many have been snared by speed cameras.

West Yorkshire Police has denied a request under the Freedom of Information Act asking it to supply the number of motorists prosecuted for speeding between junction 25 at Brighouse and junction 30 at Rothwell since a 50mph zone has been in force.

It claimed releasing the data could give the impression that the chances of being caught in certain locations is low, encouraging higher speeds and causing more accidents.

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