Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Village may monitor speeding

A COMMUNITY speedwatch scheme could be set up in Peppard.

A COMMUNITY speedwatch scheme could be set up in Peppard.

It comes after parish councillors discussed speeding problems in the village.

Ray Freeman has complained about drivers breaking the 30mph limit in Gallowstree Road, where he lives.

In April a man was left with serious injuries after his car was involved in a head-on collision with another car on the B481 outside the former Dog Inn. 

Community speedwatch involves members of the public working with police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.



Parish council chairman Simon Crouch said he had discussed setting up the scheme with Thames Valley Police and that Mr Freeman may be interested in it.

Councillor Fiona Berry said there was a similar scheme for the B481 previously.

She said: “We used to have one there and it showed how many people exceeded 60mph. This was why the police put in a camera van but for a while they haven’t been around.”

In May last year, a speed survey commissioned by the council showed that 43 per cent of drivers broke the 30mph speed limit on the B481 and 10 per cent of drivers went over 40mph. 

A survey on Blounts Court Road in September showed 18 per cent of drivers broke the 30mph limit.



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